TIMELINE OF WORLD HISTORY
 

Loading
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Melchior Broederlam
 
 
 
 
 
 
CONTENTS
  BACK NEXT    
 
 
 
Gothic and Early Renaissance
 
 
 
Melchior Broederlam
 
 
(b Ypres, c. 1355; d Ypres, c. 1411).

South Netherlandish painter. Broederlam’s family, long-established in Ypres, provided three aldermen for the city and sided with the French Counts of Flanders against the Flemish populace. After a training that may have included contact with Jan Boudolf in Bruges before 1368 or Paris after 1370 and an extended visit to Italy, the artist became, by 1381, an official painter of the reigning count, Louis de Male (reg. 1346–84), painting leather chairs, pennons and banners. On 13 May 1384, directly after Louis’s death, he was appointed a valet de chambre to the count’s heir, Philip the Bold, Duke of Burgundy, and in 1385 was sent to live in the castle at Hesdin, Artois, in order to supervise the rebuilding of its galleries of entertainment and to paint the walls according to a plan devised by Philip himself.

 
 
 
 
 
 



The Dijon Altarpiece
1393-99
Musee des Beaux-Arts, Dijon





Melchior Broederlam, Annunciation and Visitation (1393–1399), left panel of a pair; (Dijon, Musée des Beaux-Arts)



The Dijon Altarpiece
The Annunciation (detail)
1393-99
Musee des Beaux-Arts, Dijon

 



The Dijon Altarpiece
The Annunciation (detail)
1393-99
Musee des Beaux-Arts, Dijon



The Dijon Altarpiece
The Visitation (detail)
1393-99
Musee des Beaux-Arts, Dijon


The Dijon Altarpiece
The Annunciation (detail)
1393-99
Musee des Beaux-Arts, Dijon





The right panel: Presentation of Jesus and the Flight into Egypt. Each panel, including the frame, is 167cm high and 125cm wide.




The Dijon Altarpiece
The Presentation of Christ (detail)
1393-99
Musee des Beaux-Arts, Dijon

 

The Dijon Altarpiece
The Flight into Egypt (detail)
1393-99
Musee des Beaux-Arts, Dijon

 

The Dijon Altarpiece
The Flight into Egypt (detail)
1393-99
Musee des Beaux-Arts, Dijon

 
 
 

 
 
 
CONTENTS
  BACK NEXT