Museum Mayer van den Bergh


Dulle Griet, Pieter Breughel the Elder, 1561, oil on panel

img_9021Shades of the Musée Nissim de Camondo in Paris. This was the second museum of the morning and I was flagging a little. I never want to see another retable ever again! I was as much struck with the Cordovan leather wall coverings and the hanging woven tapestries as the paintings. You could see the worn fold lines in the latter, suggesting that they had been moved from dwelling to dwelling in their time.

The other small painting which I particularly liked had no named artist but depicted the Nativity of Christ, ca. 1390-1400, oil on panel. I particularly liked the depiction of the luxurious fabrics.


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