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St Michael; standing to front with wings outstretched and a sword raised above his head, devilish creatures around him
Pen and black ink with grey wash, on vellum
- Production date
- 1440-1450 (c.)
Height: 188 millimetres
Width: 138 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- There are a number of related versions and copies of the same composition, for which see exhibition catalogue by Koreny. Probably after Jan van Eyck, because of stylistic analogies with the 'Last Judgment' painting in the Metropolitan Museum, New York. Also closely related to the engraving by Master E.S., dated in 1467.
Literature: F. Winkler, 'Einige Ergebnisse des Van Eyckforschung', in Actes du XVIIe congrès international d'histoire de l'art', The Hague, 1956, pp.237-46 (based on lost Van Eyck composition); Fritz Koreny, 'Early Netherlandish Drawings from Jan van Eyck to Hieronymus Bosch', exh.cat. Rubenshuis Antwerp, 2002, cat.no.7 (described as having a 'soft preparatory drawing in silverpoint' but this has not been recognised by AVC); Till-Holger Borchert (ed.), 'Van Eyck to Dürer', exh.cat. Groeningemuseum, Bruges, 2010, p.211, cat.no.32 (as after Jan van Eyck).
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1979 Sep-Nov, Brussels, Palais Des Beaux-Arts, 'St. Michael', no. 89
2001 Sept-Dec, Colmar, Musee d'Unterlinden, 'Jost Haller...'
2002 June-Aug, Antwerp, Rubenshuis, 'Marvels of Delight/Meestertekeningen van Jan van Eyck tot Hiëronymus Bosch', cat.no.7 (with further Literature)
2009/10 Oct-Jan, Nijmegen, Mus Het Valkhof, Mirror of a Medieval World
2010/11 Oct-Jan, Brugge, Groeningemuseum, From Van Eyck to Dürer
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