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Subjects : History, Portrait
Keywords : angel, arcade, bare, bridge, child, crown, man, portrait, river, sitting, tiling, woman
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La Vierge du chancelier Rolin

Chancellor Rolin at Prayer before the Virgin, also known as The Virgin of Chancellor Rolin or The Virgin of Autun, is a painting by the early Flemish painter Jan van Eyck painted around 1435 for Nicolas Rolin, Chancellor to Philip the Good, Duke of Burgundy. It has been in the Louvre since 1805. The painting, executed around 1435, is an ex-voto, painted in oil on wood, measuring 66 cm high and 62 cm wide. It was originally displayed in the chapel of Saint-Sébastien in the church of Notre-Dame du Châtel in Autun (near Saint-Lazare cathedral, which was destroyed during the Revolution), a church in which illustrious members of the family of Nicolas Rolin, chancellor to the Duke of Burgundy, were buried and where he was baptised. Despite the resistance of the people of Autun and their interventions with Lucien Bonaparte, a former pupil of the college in Autun, and then with Talleyrand, the painting, in compliance with a decision of the Directoire, joined the collections of the Musée du Louvre and lost its original frame, which was to bear the date and signature of the painter. This is a theme from the iconography of Christian painting, a Sacred Conversation bringing together divine figures (Virgin and Child) and earthly figures (donor or patron) in the same scene, where they seem to be chatting to each other, sharing a common space despite not being contemporaries, as their respective clothing reveals (usually the presence of saints serves as intercession for divine [...]


This artwork is a painting from the renaissance period. It belongs to the flemish & northern renaissance style.


« La Vierge du chancelier Rolin » is kept at Louvre, Paris, France.


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