Collection: Mourning Mary - Man of Sorrows

ARTIST: Museum Religious Art Classics


Artist: Dieric Bouts – c. 1480 – 1495

Posthumous Workshop Copy after Dieric Bouts.

One of numerous copies of a lost original by Bouts, this diptych was produced perhaps fifty years after the master's death. The best version of the composition, now in the Art Institute, Chicago, can be dated on the basis of scientific evidence between 1480 and 1495, or shortly after Bouts's death. Well into the sixteenth century the workshop was active under the direction of Dieric's sons, and the panels may well have been painted by an assistant there.