MASSYS, Quentin
(b. 1465/66, Leuven, d. 1530, Antwerpen)

St Anne Altarpiece (right wing, detail)

Oil on wood
Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts, Brussels

The right wing shows St Anne on her death bed, covered with a red sheet, her face pale, her mouth half open, as if she had just breathed her last. Mary Salome, who has collapsed with grief, wipes the tears from her cheeks.