The Annunciate Virgin, Saint Andrew with a Donor and His Sons, Saint Catherine of Alexandria with a Donor and Her Daughters, and the Annunciate Angel
Wings from a triptych, made into four panels
Jan Provost, Netherlandish (active Antwerp and Bruges), first documented 1493, died 1529
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The Virgin and the Angel Gabriel are painted in grisaille, shades of gray, to imitate the appearance of sculpture in paint. They originally adorned the exterior of an altarpiece when the wings were closed . When open, the altarpiece would have contained a central image flanked by the panels showing a family kneeling beneath their patron saints.
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