Gerard David

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David, Gerard

 

Born circa 1460–70, in Oudewater, southern Holland: died Aug. 13, 1523, in Bruges. Dutch painter.

David was named town painter of Bruges in 1494. Two of his works. Judgment of Cambyses (1498) and the triptych Baptism of Christ, are in the Municipal Art Gallery of Bruges; his work The Mystic Marriage of St. Catharine is in the National Gallery in London. Even though his paintings are notable for their softness and ripeness, their masterful treatment of light, and their poetic landscape motifs, they are basically a somewhat characterless repetition of established compositional schemes of 15th-century Dutch painting.

REFERENCE

Bodenhausen, E. von. Gerard David und seine Schule. Munich, 1905.