Estonian Painter at the Courts of Renaissance Europe
Considered Estonia’s greatest Renaissance artist, Michel Sittow was sought after by the renowned European courts of his day, including those of King Ferdinand of Aragón and Queen Isabella of Castile, Margaret of Austria, and Christian II of Denmark. This exhibition provides an opportunity to examine the rare and masterful works attributed to Sittow. It also explores the artist’s possible collaboration with Juan de Flandes, his relationship with his Netherlandish contemporaries, and the influence of his teacher, Hans Memling. This is the first monographic exhibition devoted to the artist and includes some 20 paintings, including 13 paintings by Sittow. Among the highlights are The Assumption of the Virgin (c. 1500/1504) and The Ascension of Christ (c. 1500/1504), the only two securely documented works by Sittow, commissioned by Queen Isabella of Castile. Find out more about the Michel Sittow exhibition from the National Gallery of Art, Washington’s website.
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