UNKNOWN MASTER, Flemish
(late 15th century in Brussels)
Virgin and Child Crowned by Two Angels1490s
Oil on wood, 103 x 76 cm
Groeninge Museum, Bruges
The anonymous artist who executed this panel is referred to as the Master of the Embroidered Foliage. This name is based on his characteristic foregrounds, carpeted with flowers and decorative leaves. He appears to have been active in Brussels and the South Netherlands, and was clearly influenced by such Flemish masters as Rogier van der Weyden and Hugo van der Goes.
This painting is one of several autograph variant versions. A version having a similar throne is in the National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh. The Virgin and Child were copied from two different compositions by Rogier van der Weyden.