Herri met de Bles depicts Saint Christopher with the Christ child on his shoulder in a mountainous landscape. The figures of the saint and the child are borrowed from an engraving by Dürer from 1521. The painting is richly decorated with figures, buildings, and ships. Details such as the stranded fish and the hermit with the lantern on the left catch the eye. This figure, who is also borrowed from Dürer, indicates the route. His lit lantern shows that Christopher's crossing took place at night.
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|Title||Landscape with Saint Christopher|
|Material and technique||Oil on panel|
Painting > Painting > Two-dimensional object > Art object
|Location||This object is on view in room H|
Height 30 cm
Width 43 cm
Herri met de Bles
|Accession number||2437 (OK)|
|Credits||Verworven met de verzameling van / Acquired with the collection of: D.G. van Beuningen 1958|
|Collector||Collector / D.G. van Beuningen|
Van Eyck tot Bruegel (1994)
BABEL - Oude meesters terug uit Japan / Old Masters Back from Japan (2018)
Collection of Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen – Bruegel’s ‘The Tower of Babel’ and Great 16th Century Masters (2017)
Les fables du paysage flamand au XVI siècle, du fantastique au merveilleux (2012)
|Geographical origin||Southern Netherlands > The Netherlands > Western Europe > Europe|
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Herri met de Bles
Bouvignes-les-Dinant 1500/1510 - mogelijk/possibly Ferrara ca. 1550
Virtually nothing is known about the life of Herri met de Bles. According to the biographer Karel van Mander, he owes his name to a white lock in his hair. He...Bekijk het volledige profiel