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Left panel of the Triptych of Zierikzee. Antwerp: Philip the Fair

Master of Affligem1505/1506

Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium

Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium
Brussels, Belgium

Here, Philip the Handsome is depicted in armour, his sword lifted in his right hand, a sign of the supreme jurisdiction. He wears a crown and the necklace of the Order of the Golden Fleece rests on his ermine coat. He wears a tunic emblazoned with the coats of arms of Burgundy, Spain and Austria. Philip, son of Mary of Burgundy and Maximilian I of Hapsburg, was born in 1478. In 1496, he married Joanna of Castile, daughter of Ferdinand V of Aragon and Isabella I of Castile. In 1504, upon the death of Isabella I of Castile, he claimed the throne of Spain (Henri Pauwels, in 'Musée d'Art Ancien. Oeuvres choisies' [Ancient Art Museum: Selected works])

Details

  • Title: Left panel of the Triptych of Zierikzee. Antwerp: Philip the Fair
  • Creator: Master of Affligem
  • Date: 1505/1506
  • support: oak
  • origin: Panel acquired at the William Middleton sale, London, Christie's, 26 January 1872, n° 143. Thought to come from the Zierikzee town hall, Zeeland
  • Physical Dimensions: w47 x h125 cm (without frame)
  • Provenance: Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, Brussels
  • Type: painting (panel)
  • Rights: © Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, Brussels /photo : F. Maes (MRBAB)

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