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Gerard David: An Early Netherlandish Altarpiece Reassembled

Exhibition: 21 March - 18 June 2017

Around 1500 Netherlandish artist Gerard David created exquisitely detailed devotional paintings. This exhibition reunites three dispersed parts of an early altarpiece: two dramatic wings panels (Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten Antwerpen) and a riveting central scene, Christ Nailed to the Cross (The National Gallery, London) in which Christ locks eyes with the viewer.

Study conducted by the Getty Museum in collaboration with the Koninklijk Museum and the National Gallery, and conservation treatment at the Getty, confirm that the long-separated paintings belong together. The altarpiece is displayed along with works of the same period from the Getty’s permanent collection.

Installation View: Gerard David, the Christ Nailed to the Cross triptych, 1480-85, The National Gallery, London (center panel) Pilate’s Dispute with the High Priest (left wing) The Holy Women and Saint John (right wing), Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten Antwerpen.