Figure 13

Rogier van der Weyden, Devotional diptych of Philippe de Croÿ, c. 1460. Virgin and Child, oil and gold leaf on wood transferred to canvas and relaid on masonite, 50.8 x 33 cm. The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, Pasadena (photograph: The Arabella D. Huntington Memorial Art Collection). Philippe de Croÿ, oil and silver leaf on oak, 51.5 x 33.6 cm. Musée d'Art Ancien, Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts, Brussels (photograph: © Lukas - Art in Flanders VZW, photo Hugo Maertens). The background of the left panel is partially overpainted unburnished gold leaf, though all the depicted metallic objects are entirely painted. The right portrait background is a green glaze over silver leaf (now tarnished).

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