Robert Campin, 1427 - Annunciation Triptych (Merode Altarpiece) - fine art print

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Additional information on the original artwork from the museum (© - The Metropolitan Museum of Art - The Metropolitan Museum of Art)

Having just entered the room, the angel Gabriel is about to tell the Virgin Mary that she will be the mother of Jesus. The golden rays pouring in through the left oculus carry a miniature figure with a cross. On the right wing, Joseph, who is betrothed to the Virgin, works in his carpenter’s shop, drilling holes in a board. The mousetraps on the bench and in the shop window opening onto the street are thought to allude to references in the writings of Saint Augustine identifying the cross as the devil’s mousetrap. On the left wing, the kneeling donor appears to witness the central scene through the open door. His wife kneels behind him, and a town messenger stands at the garden gate. The owners would have purchased the triptych to use in private prayer. An image of Christ’s conception in an interior not unlike the one in which they lived also may have reinforced their hope for their own children. One of the most celebrated early Netherlandish paintings—particularly for its detailed observation, rich imagery, and superb condition—this triptych belongs to a group of paintings associated with the Tournai workshop of Robert Campin (ca. 1375–1444), sometimes called the Master of Flémalle. Documents indicate that he hired at least two assistants, the young Rogier van der Weyden (ca. 1400–1464) and Jacques Daret (ca. 1404–1468). Stylistic and technical evidence suggests that the altarpiece was executed in phases. The Annunciation, which follows a slightly earlier workshop composition, probably was not commissioned. Shortly thereafter, the male donor ordered the wings, which appear to have been painted by two artists. At a later point, in the 1430s, presumably following the donor’s marriage, the portraits of his wife and of the messenger were added. The windows of the central panel, originally covered with gold leaf, were painted with a blue sky, and the armorial shields were added afterward.

Information about the article

Annunciation Triptych (Merode Altarpiece) is a piece of art created by the northern renaissance artist Robert Campin. The 590 year old masterpiece was painted with the size: Overall (open): 25 3/8 x 46 3/8 in (64,5 x 117,8 cm) Central panel: 25 1/4 x 24 7/8 in (64,1 x 63,2 cm) each wing: 25 3/8 x 10 3/4 in (64,5 x 27,3 cm) and was painted with the medium oil on oak. The artpiece is in the the The Metropolitan Museum of Art's digital collection, which is one of the world's largest and finest art museums, which includes more than two million works of art spanning five thousand years of world culture, from prehistory to the present and from every part of the globe.. With courtesy of - The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, The Cloisters Collection, 1956 (public domain license). : The Cloisters Collection, 1956. Besides, the alignment of the digital reproduction is landscape with an aspect ratio of 2 : 1, meaning that the length is two times longer than the width. Robert Campin was a male painter, draftsman, whose artistic style can mainly be classified as Northern Renaissance. The Dutch artist was born in 1375 and passed away at the age of 69 in 1444.

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General background information about the artist

Name: Robert Campin
Other names: Campin Robert, Master of Mérode, Campin, Robert Campin
Gender: male
Artist nationality: Dutch
Professions of the artist: draftsman, painter
Country: the Netherlands
Artist classification: old master
Styles: Northern Renaissance
Age at death: 69 years
Year of birth: 1375
Died: 1444
Deceased in (place): Tournai, Province de Hainaut, Wallonia, Belgium

Work of art details

Painting title: "Annunciation Triptych (Merode Altarpiece)"
Classification: painting
Umbrella term: classic art
Time: 15th century
Artpiece year: 1427
Age of artwork: 590 years
Original medium: oil on oak
Original dimensions: Overall (open): 25 3/8 x 46 3/8 in (64,5 x 117,8 cm) Central panel: 25 1/4 x 24 7/8 in (64,1 x 63,2 cm) each wing: 25 3/8 x 10 3/4 in (64,5 x 27,3 cm)
Museum / collection: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Place of the museum: New York City, New York, United States of America
Website of the museum:
License type: public domain
Courtesy of: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, The Cloisters Collection, 1956
Artwork creditline: The Cloisters Collection, 1956

Structured product details

Product classification: art copy
Method of reproduction: digital reproduction
Production method: digital printing
Product Origin: Germany
Stock type: on demand production
Product use: home design, wall picture
Alignment: landscape format
Image aspect ratio: (length : width) 2 : 1
Image aspect ratio interpretation: the length is two times longer than the width
Materials: acrylic glass print (with real glass coating), metal print (aluminium dibond), poster print (canvas paper), canvas print
Canvas on stretcher frame (canvas print) sizes: 40x20cm - 16x8", 60x30cm - 24x12", 80x40cm - 31x16", 100x50cm - 39x20", 120x60cm - 47x24"
Acrylic glass print (with real glass coating) sizes: 40x20cm - 16x8", 60x30cm - 24x12", 80x40cm - 31x16", 100x50cm - 39x20", 120x60cm - 47x24"
Poster print (canvas paper): 60x30cm - 24x12", 80x40cm - 31x16", 100x50cm - 39x20", 120x60cm - 47x24"
Aluminium print (aluminium dibond material): 40x20cm - 16x8", 60x30cm - 24x12", 80x40cm - 31x16", 100x50cm - 39x20", 120x60cm - 47x24"
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