WEYDEN, Rogier van der
(b. 1400, Tournai, d. 1464, Bruxelles)

Braque Family Triptych (central panel)

c. 1450
Wood, 41 x 68 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris

The central panel shows Christ between the Virgin Mary and St John the Evangelist. The Christ is a superb figure. He is depicted as an unbending judge, from whom there radiates a dazzling, almost transparent light. He holds the globe of the earth in his left hand and raises two fingers of his right in blessing.