Figure 34

Bruges or Brussels workshop, Altarpiece of the Passion, c. 1420, oil, gold leaf, gilded applied relief, and oak, 361 x 730 cm. Reinoldikirche, Dortmund (photograph: RĂ¼diger Glahs, www.fotostudio-glashs.de). The gilding on the wooden figural carving was removed in the second half of the nineteenth century. The gilding of the painted wings includes the first known instance of applied gilded reliefs in the fifteenth-century Netherlands, used to depict some of the brocaded textiles worn by the figures.

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