Figure 15

Rogier van der Weyden, Last Judgment Altarpiece, exterior, c. 1443-51, oil, gold leaf, and gilded tin relief on oak (some panels transferred to canvas), overall: 220 x 274 cm. Hotel-Dieu, Beaune (photograph: Erich Lessing / Art Resource, NY). The coats of arms are mordant gilded, and the hanging brocade cloths are gilded applied relief (though almost entirely worn away); the brocaded cloths over the prie-dieux are painted.

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