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
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)
Oil on wood
Groeninge Museum, Bruges

Legend of St Ursula (closed)
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
Oil on panel, 60 x 116 cm
Museum of Art, Indianapolis

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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