Follower of The Master of Flémalle
- the Holy Trinity
- oil on panel, gold ground, shaped top, in an engaged frame
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The composition derives ultimately from a design by the Master of Flémalle, also depicting The Holy Trinity, in the Hermitage, St Petersburg.1 The Master of Flémalle's design is closely linked to another by Rogier van der Weyden depicting The Descent from the Cross, several copies of which are listed by Friedländer but the best of which is thought to be that in the Royal Collection.2 Being in reverse, the present work is probably based on an engraving after the panel by the Master of Flémalle, and would appear to have been executed in Germany.
1. M.J. Friedländer, Early Netherlandish Painting, vol. II, Leyden 1967, p. 72, no. 65, reproduced plate 92.
2. Friedländer, op. cit., p. 80, no. 98a, reproduced plate 111.