WEYDEN, Rogier van der
(b. 1400, Tournai, d. 1464, Bruxelles)
Sforza Triptych (exterior)c. 1460
Oil on oak panel, 53,7 x 19 cm (each)
Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts, Brussels
The exterior of the Sforza Triptych depicts St Jerome and St George. The grisaille paintings represent unpainted but scenically elaborated stone reliefs in niches. The knightly St George, who is just killing the dragon, probably has a special relationship to the donor of the altarpiece, shown as a knight in armor.