Friday, April 13, 2012
Seven Works of Mercy
Study after The Seven Works of Mercy by the Master of Haarlem, painted in 1504*). The original is in the Boymans-Van Beuningen Museum, Rotterdam. It has taken some serious damage, probably during the Protestant revolt, but still it is fascinating to see. You can tell from its stern composition it comes from the land of Piet Mondrian!
I am using it as reference for the clothing and architecture from around 1500.