The National Museum of Western Art

update 04 June 2019

on display Permanent collection

Dirk Bouts (follower of) [Haarlem, c. 1415 - Leuven, 1475]

Mater Dolorosa

Materials/Techniquesoil on panel
Size (cm)45 x 31
InscriptionsInscription on the lower part of the frame: O UOS OM~ES QUI TRANSITIS (Lamentationes Jeremiae, 1. 12); Inscription on the reverse of the panel: "Esta ymagen, m[and]o / En su testam[ent]o, A este mon[a]s / t[eri]o, de la concepçion, de / la puebla, la mui jll[ustr]e, señora / doña leonor chacõ patron / y fũdadora, del dicho monas[terio] / Mandose las con cõdiçion / que no las puedan dar ni / prestar, y que si las prestan / las puedan tomar los cler / gos para la yglesia de es / ta villa"
CategoryPaintings
Collection NumberP.2007-0001
Mater Dolorosa

Provenance

Doña Leonor Chacón (according to an old inscription on the reverse); By whom given to the Monasterio de la Concepción, La Puebla de Montalbán; In the collection of Joachim Cabot I Rovira (1861-1951), Barcelona; Thence by descent to his great-grandchildren, the present owners, collection of Balazó Family; Purchased by the NMWA, 2008.

Exhibition History

1954
La Imagen de Maria, Palacio Guell-Comillas, Barcelona , 1954 - 1954
2014
Voices Calling from the Unusual: Hirano Keiichiro's Selection of Western Art Masterpieces, National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo, 8 April 2014 - 15 June 2014, cat. no. 25
2014
The Rings from The Hashimoto Collection of The National Museum of Western Art, The National Museum of Western Art, 8 July 2014 - 15 September 2014, cat. no. 155

Bibliography

1938
Schöne, Von Wolfgang. Dieric Bouts und seine Schule: Mit 90 Bildtafeln. Berlin, Verlag für Kunstwissenschaft, 1938, p. 129, no. 19 A1, plate 48a.
1944
Michel, Edouard. L'école flamande du XVe siècle au Musée du Louvre. Bruxelles, 1944, pp. 93-94, “école de Thierry Bouts”.
1953
Davies, Martin. Les primitifs flamands: Corpus de la peinture des anciens Pays-Bas meridionaux au quinzieme siecle, 3, National Gallery, London. vol. 1, Antwerp, De Sikkel, 1953, p. 34, under ‘F. Comparative Material’, no. A (1).
1954
Font Espina, J. “La imagen de Maria en el Palacio Guell”. Revista Garbo. Barceloa, 1954, pp. 18-19.
1961
Eisler, Colin Tobias. Les primitifs flamands: Corpus de la peinture des anciens Pays-Bas méridionaux au quinzième siècle, 4, New England Museums. Brussels, 1961, p. 59, under ‘F. Comparative Material’, no. A (1).
1982
Bermejo Martínez , Elisa. La pintura de los primitivos flamencos en España. vol. 2, Madrid, 1982, p. 35, no. 17b, p. 179, fig. 26, as circle of Dieric Bouts.
1982
Annual Bulletin of the National Museum of Western Art. No. 15 (1980), 1982, Mayekawa, Seiro. On the New Acquisitions 1980. pp. 8-12.
2009
Annual bulletin of the National Museum of Western Art. No. 42 (Apr. 2007-Mar. 2008), 2009, Takanashi Mitsumasa. New Acquisitions. pp. 8-15, List of New Acquisitions. p. 58, repr.
2013
Masterpieces: The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo. Tokyo, The Western Art Foundation, 2013 (Japanese, preface in Japanese and English), no. 6, col. repr.
2018
Kofuku, Akira. Catalogue of Dutch and Flemish Paintings, The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo. [Tokyo], The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo; The Western Art Foundation, 2018, pp. 28-29, no. 3, col. repr.

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