Jan van Eyck founded the Bruges school of painting, of which Gerard David was the last major figure. Although David worked on a much larger scale than Van Eyck, he too was known for the acute observation of details of the natural world and their rendition in glowing, enamel-like oils.


  • Title: Enthroned Virgin and Child, with Angels
  • Date Created: c. 1490-1495
  • Location: Netherlands (historical name, 15th-16th century)
  • Physical Dimensions: w25.67 x h39.06 in (Overall)
  • Provenance: John G. Johnson Collection, 1917
  • Type: Paintings
  • Rights: © 2014 Philadelphia Museum of Art. All rights reserved.
  • External Link: Philadelphia Museum of Art
  • Medium: Oil on panel
  • Artist/Maker: Gerard David, Netherlandish (active Bruges), first documented 1484, died 1523

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