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Art history on altarpiece

The masterpiece I am going to discuss is an altarpiece consists of Three Panels depicting the Annunciation, Baptism of Christ and Crucifixion. It is made in ca. 1400, regarding as one of the earliest paintings of the Netherlands School. It is also one of the earliest oil paintings in that era. Originally there were Four Panels depicting six scenes, they are the Annunciation, Nativity, Crucifixion, Resurrection, Baptism and Saint Christopher (four scenes on the front and two scenes at the back). The Walter Museum of Art has only three of them (the Annunciation, Crucifixion and Baptism). The other three are in the Museum Meyer can den Berg, Belgium. It was founded by Philip the Bold (1343-1404), Duke of Burgundy. It is...

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