(active 1477-1516 in Nuremberg)

Virgin and Child

c. 1500
Oil, gold, and silver on linden panel, 39 x 29 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

This painting was executed in the workshop of Hans Traut. The painter was acquainted with Dieric Bouts the Elder's compositional models and figural types, but probably only through model drawings that had been transmitted to Germany. The painting is not a precise copy of Bouts's models. Like other German artists of the late fifteenth century, this painter appreciated and assimilated the Netherlandish style without the benefit of firsthand training.