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Gerard David
 
 
 







 

 

Gerard David

(b Oudewater, nr Gouda, c. 1460; d Bruges, 13 Aug 1523).

Netherlandish painter. He is known as the last of the ‘Flemish Primitives’. Although born in the northern Netherlands, he moved to Bruges as a young man, and most of his work expresses the impassive, unmannered, microscopically realistic approach peculiar to south Netherlandish art in the time of Jan van Eyck. David was skilled at synthesizing the art of several important south Netherlandish predecessors, adapting, for instance, the compositions of van Eyck and the technique of Hugo van der Goes. He was also influenced by Hans Memling, whose example led him to refine and polish his cruder northern Netherlandish style and to adopt the popular theme of the Virgin and Child enthroned.

 

 
 


Adoration of the Magi

Alte Pinakothek, Munich

 

 

   


Adoration of the Magi

c. 1500
Musees Royaux des Beaux-Arts, Brussels
 
 
 

The Judgment of Cambyses (left panel)

1498
Groeninge Museum, Bruges
 
 
   

The Judgment of Cambyses (right panel)

1498
Groeninge Museum, Bruges
 
 
 

Christ Nailed to the Cross

c. 1480
National Gallery, London
 
 
  

Deposition

National Gallery, London
 

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