(active 1450-1475)

Arenberg Lamentation

c. 1460
Oak with traces of polychromy, 88 x 142 x 25 cm
Institute of Arts, Detroit

Rogier van der Weyden provided sculptors and engravers with elegant compositions suited to the needs and tastes of their arts. In fact, a number of mid- and late-fifteenth-century sculpture groups in the Low Countries are outright copies or close variants of Rogier's compositions. The Arenberg Lamentation, named after its previous owner, the Duke of Arenberg, is based on one of Rogier's drawings.