European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection
Enthroned Virgin and Child, with AngelsMade in Netherlands (historical name, 15th-16th century), Europe
Gerard David, Netherlandish (active Bruges), first documented 1484, died 1523
Oil on panel
Cat. 329John G. Johnson Collection, 1917
LabelJan van Eyck founded the Bruges school of painting, of which Gerard David was the last major figure. Although David worked on a much larger scale than Van Eyck, he too was known for the acute observation of details of the natural world and their rendition in glowing, enamel-like oils.
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