EYCK, Jan van
(b. before 1395, Maaseik, d. before 1441, Bruges)

The Virgin of Chancellor Rolin (detail)

Oil on wood
Musée du Louvre, Paris

On the right, behind the Virgin, are the wealthy quarters, with a profusion of buildings, dominated by an imposing Gothic church. Countless tiny figures are flocking towards this part of town, across the bridge and through the roads and squares. Meanwhile on the river, boats are arriving and putting into shore.