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The Holy Trinity with Donors and Saints, ca. 1480 - ca. 1490

  • oil paint, panel
  • 38.1 x 21.7 cm
  • Inv. 1973-AE

Public Domain

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The two panels (inv. 1973-AE and -AF) showing the donors and patron saints worshipping the Holy Trinity originally formed a whole. By sawing the panel into two halves, about 2.5 centimetres were lost. However, the cloud that continues from one panel to the next clearly shows that this had been one panel. Seated on a throne, God the Father appears in an aureole of light surrounded by angels. His Son Jesus sits on His Father’s lap and shows us his wounds. The Holy Spirit appears as a dove on Jesus’ right shoulder. Behind the donors are St Peter and St Thomas on the right and St John the Baptist and a female saint on the left. The identity of the donors is not known.


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Title The Holy Trinity with Donors and Saints
Date ca. 1480 - ca. 1490
Period 15th century
Location Southern Netherlands TGN
Collection paintings AAT
Object type oil paintings (visual works) AAT
Inventory number 1973-AE
Acquisition credit gift
The Friends of the Museum
Current whereabouts Work on display
IIIF Manifest
Art & Architecture Thesaurus 300015637 portraits AAT
300055874 religious symbolism AAT
300189808 figures (representations) AAT
25H landscapes Iconclass
Keywords Iconclass 11B the Holy Trinity, 'Trinitas coelestis'; Father, Son and Holy Ghost ~ Christian religion Iconclass
11H saints Iconclass
11H(JOHN THE BAPTIST) John the Baptist; possible attributes: book, reed cross, baptismal cup, honeycomb, lamb, staff Iconclass
11HH female saints Iconclass
25G3 trees Iconclass
25G41 flowers Iconclass
25H1 landscapes in the temperate zone Iconclass
25H112 rocks Iconclass
25I city-view, and landscape with man-made constructions Iconclass
25I12 prospect of city, town panorama, silhouette of city Iconclass
26A clouds Iconclass
48A1 person stimulating the arts; art lover, connoisseur, maecenas, patron Iconclass
73D82(NAILS)(+3) nails ~ instruments of the Passion (+ angel(s)) Iconclass
School / Style Early Netherlandish
'Quelques tableaux gothiques et un peu plus tardifs de la collection Salavin', / Maurice Rheims. - [s.l.] : [s.n.], [s.a.] (p. 112-119)
200 jaar verzamelen : Collectieboek Museum voor Schone Kunsten Gent / Arnout Balis, Robert Hoozee, Maximiliaan P.J. Martens, Paul Van Haute. - Gent : Ludion, 2000 (p. 266 (ill. 6))
Museum voor Schone Kunsten Gent : Catalogus schilderkunst ; Deel I: 14de - 18de eeuw ; Deel II: 19de - 20ste eeuw / Robert Hoozee, Johan De Smet, Bruno Fornari, Ruth Monteyne. - Gent : Museum voor Schone Kunsten Gent, 2007 (dl. I, p. 172-173 (ill.))
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