POURBUS, Frans the Younger
(b. 1569, Antwerpen, d. 1622, Paris)

The Last Supper

Oil on canvas, 287 x 370 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris

The Last Supper was painted for the high altar of the church of Saint-Leu-Saint-Gervais in Paris. The monumental simplicity of the symmetrical composition, proportioned by the architecture, and the restrained expressivity of the figures created a sensation in the artistic circles of the capital.