JUAN DE FLANDES
(b. ca. 1465, ?, d. 1519, Palencia)
Christ and the Canaanite Womanc. 1500
Oil on panel, 20 x 15 cm
Palacio Real, Madrid
The Polyptych of Isabella the Catholic was executed in the period when Juan de Flandes was in the service of the Queen. This polyptych originally comprised forty-seven small panels (each measuring about 21 x 16 centimetres). Approximately twenty-seven survive, of which two were executed by Michel Sittow. The Christ and the Canaanite Woman is one of the surviving panels.