St Luke Drawing the Virgin
by Jan GOSSART

The scene of St Luke Drawing the Virgin was a favourite subject of the late Gothic German and Netherlandish masters. Gossart painted two versions of the subject, the earlier is in the Národní Galerie, Prague, the second in the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna.

The Prague version is Gossart's largest extant painting, its carefully planned architectural background is remarkable. The Vienna version is a departure from traditional Netherlandish representation of the subject. It was inspired by Italian art and reformulated in Gossart's manner.

Preview Picture Data Info
St Luke Drawing the Virgin
c. 1515
Oil on oak panel, 230 x 205 cm
Národní Galerie, Prague


St Luke Drawing the Virgin (detail)
c. 1515
Oil on oak panel
Národní Galerie, Prague


St Luke Drawing the Virgin (detail)
c. 1515
Oil on oak panel
Národní Galerie, Prague


St Luke Drawing the Virgin (detail)
c. 1515
Oil on oak panel
Národní Galerie, Prague


St Luke Drawing the Virgin
1520-22
Oil on oak panel, 110 x 82 cm
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna


St Luke Drawing the Virgin (detail)
1520-22
Oil on oak panel
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna


St Luke Drawing the Virgin (detail)
1520-22
Oil on oak panel
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna


St Luke Drawing the Virgin (detail)
1520-22
Oil on oak panel
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna


St Luke Drawing the Virgin (detail)
1520-22
Oil on oak panel
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna



Summary of works by Jan Gossart
Paintings
Altarpieces | Depictions of the Virgin
St Luke Drawing the Virgin | Other religious subjects
Mythological subjects | Portraits
Graphics
Religious drawings | Drawings of antique art
Ornamental drawings | Prints



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