The Renaissance of the North: The Art of Portraiture

The Renaissance of the North: The Art of Portraiture

In the National Gallery, portraiture in fifteenth century Netherlandish Art includes a majority of donors’ portraits in altarpieces and portrait diptychs (some independent portraits were originally designed to form part of a portrait diptych, adjacent to a religious image). A new rising class of rich merchants, bankers and intellectuals were based in key trading centres such as Bruges and Antwerp which were at the heart of European culture under the ruling of the Burgundian Court. With this ...

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National Gallery
Trafalgar Square