St. Genoveva

around 1470/75, Artist: Hugo van der Goes

 

 

St. Genoveva

When closed, the “Diptych with the Fall of Man and Salvation” on its outer side (today split off) showed St. Genoveva in shades of grey as a stone sculpture in a niche. The grisaille technique lends the figure a certain three-dimensional character. St. Genoveva, Patron Saint of the city of Paris, is depicted with her attribute, a devil blowing out the candle.

Currently not displayed.

Object data

Object Name

Painting

Culture

Early Netherlandish

Dated

around 1470/75

Artist

Hugo van der Goes (um 1440 Gent - 1482 Rode Klooster bei Brüssel) - GND

Material

oak wood

Dimensions

Overall: 33,8 cm × 22,9 cm
Framed: 41 cm × 30,5 cm × 4,5 cm

Image rights

Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Gemäldegalerie

Inv. No.

Gemäldegalerie, 5822b

Provenance

Coll. Leopold William; Coll. Ambras

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