UNKNOWN MASTER, Flemish
(active 1450s in Brussels)
Last Judgment and the Wise and Foolish Virgins1450s and c. 1480
Oil on oak panel, 65 x 35 cm
Staatliche Museen, Berlin
The artist obviously took Rogier van der Weyden's Beaune Altarpiece as the model for his smaller-scale composition, but "corrected" it by adding the traditional little demons tormenting the damned. The representation of the Wise and Foolish Virgins, below, is a later addition on an extra piece of wood, by a Brussels painter of the last quarter of the 15th century.