MASTER of the Legend of Saint Ursula (I)
Flemish painter (active 1480-1500 in Bruges)

An immense number of paintings were produced in Bruges in the final quarter of the fifteenth century. Most covered the ground trodden by Memling, though many show the influence of Van der Weyden, Bouts and Van der Goes. There is a fresh but childish narrative manner about them, paralleling to some degree the art of the miniaturist. The two major representatives of this school are the Master of the Ursula Legend and the Master of the Lucy Legend. The main work of the first master - the panels with the Legend of Saint Ursula, the Church and the Synagogue - was received from the Convent of the Augustinian nuns.

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Legend of St Ursula, the Church and the Synagogue
1475-82
Oil on oak panel, 47,5 x 30 cm (each scene), 59 x 18,5 cm (wings)
Groeninge Museum, Bruges


Scenes from the Life of St Ursula (detail)
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Oil on wood
Groeninge Museum, Bruges


Legend of St Ursula (closed)
1475-82
Oil on oak panel, 47,5 x 30 cm (each scene), 59 x 18,5 cm (Annunciation)
Groeninge Museum, Bruges


Portrait of Ludovico Portinari
c. 1480
Oil on oak panel, 44 x 32 cm
Museum of Art, Philadelphia


Triptych of the Annunciation
1483
Oil on panel, 60 x 116 cm
Museum of Art, Indianapolis


Diptych with the Virgin and Child and Three Donors
1486
Oil on oak panels, 28 x 21 cm
Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten, Antwerp


Portrait of a Lady with a Carnation
1480-1500
Oil on oak panel, 24,5 x 20,3 cm
Museum Mayer van den Bergh, Antwerp


Virgin and Child with an Angel
1480-1500
Oil on oak panel, 36 x 27 cm
Private collection


Virgin and Child Adored by a Donor Presented by St Michael
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Oil on panel, 44 x 34 cm
Private collection


St Michael Fighting Demons
1480-1500
Oil on oak panel with integrated frame, 30 x 19,5 cm
Museum Onze-Lieve-Vrouw ter Potterie, Bruges


St Veronica with the Sudarium
1480-1500
Oil on oak panel, 31 x 25 cm
Private collection


Angels Supporting the Veil of St Veronica
1480-1500
Oil on panel, 62 x 44 cm
Private collection


Head of Christ
1490s
Oil and gold on oak panel, 43 x 33 cm
Private collection


The Martyrdom of St. Ursula and the 11,000 Virgins
1492-1496
Oil on panel
Victoria and Albert Museum, London





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