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Dieric Bouts




 

 
 

Dieric Bouts

(b Haarlem, c. 1415; d 1475).

He is mentioned several times in the archives of Leuven between 1457 and his death, although his name is sometimes confused with that of Hubrecht Steurbout, another painter in Leuven. In 1468 Bouts was named official painter to the city. A century later the chronicler in Leuven, Joannes Molanus, remarked that he ‘excelled as an innovator in depicting the countryside’. Bouts was also described, by van Mander ([1603]–1604), as a founder of the Haarlem school of painting along with Albert van Ouwater and Geertgen tot Sint Jans. However, it is his representation of landscape that is still recognized as his principal contribution to 15th-century Netherlandish painting.
 


 


Ecce agnus Dei

1462-64
Alte Pinakothek, Munich

 

 
 

The Lamentation of Christ

c. 1460
Musee du Louvre, Paris
 
 
 

Portrait of a Man

1462
National Gallery, London
 
 
 

Portrait of a Man

1460-70
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
 
 
 

The Virgin and Child

Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten, Antwerp
 
 
 

Virgin and Child

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
 
 
 

Virgin and Child

1455-60
Museo Civic Correr, Venice
 
 
 

Virgin and Child

1465-70
Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid
 
 
 

Mary and Child

c. 1465
National Gallery, London

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