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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.
 


 

 
The Virgin and Child with Saints
probably 1460s

 

 
 

Triptych of the Virgin

c. 1445
Museo del Prado, Madrid
 
 
 

The Annunciation
(detail)
c. 1445
Museo del Prado, Madrid
 

The Visitation
(detail)
c. 1445
Museo del Prado, Madrid
 

Nativity
(detail)
c. 1445
Museo del Prado, Madrid
 

Adoration of the Magi
(detail)
c. 1445
Museo del Prado, Madrid
 

Martyrdom of St Erasmus (triptych)

c. 1458
Sint-Pieterskerk, Leuven
 

Martyrdom of St Erasmus (central panel)

c. 1458
Sankt Peterskerk, Louvain
 


Martyrdom of St Erasmus (left wing)

c. 1458
Sint-Pieterskerk, Leuven


Martyrdom of St Erasmus (right wing)

c. 1458
Sankt Peterskerk, Louvain

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