DAVID, Gerard
(b. ca. 1460, Oudewater, d. 1523, Bruges)

Triptych of the Sedano Family

Oil on panel, 97 x 72 cm (central)
Musée du Louvre, Paris

Jean de Sedano, a Castilian merchant commissioned from David the Triptych of the Sedano Family. This altarpiece, with its ongoing background landscape unifying the picture space, opposes the world of sinners (Adam and Eve on the outside, not shown here) to the heavenly world (the Virgin and her symbolic garden and angels) and the praying donors depicted on the inside with St John the Baptist (left) and St John the Evangelist (right).