Portrait of the Princess (Margarita of Austria?), Master from Moulin
- Posted by: Master from Moulin
- Museum: Metropolitan Museum
- Year: Around 1490-1491
Description of the picture :
Portrait of the Princess (Margarita of Austria?) – Master from Moulin. Around 1490-1491. Wood, tempera. 32×23
Flemish artist (worked between 1480-1500), whose name has not yet been established, worked at the court of the Dukes of the Bourbon and expressed in his work the features of the art of the French Renaissance. The girl depicted on the portrait stands against the background of a window with a carefully written out into the distance, but at the same time impressive landscape of amazing integrity (in part it resembles French miniatures of the late Middle Ages). The image is close to the audience, the young princess is immersed in prayer, she goes through the rosary, on her face – deep thoughtfulness and detachment. The light, radiant view outside the window emphasizes the touchingness of this serious girl beyond her years. A similar interpretation of the image of a child was a rarity in the art of that time.