Sedano Family Triptych

Size (cm): 50x40
Sale price£140 GBP


The painting Triptych of the Sedano Family by artist Gerard David is a Flemish Renaissance masterpiece that stands out for its complexity and beauty. With an original size of 97 x 72 cm, this triptych painting depicts the Sedano family in a religious setting, with the Virgin Mary and Baby Jesus in the center of the main panel.

Gerard David's artistic style is characterized by his meticulousness and attention to detail, which can be clearly appreciated in this work. Each character is depicted with great precision, with richly decorated clothing and realistic facial expressions.

The composition of the painting is equally impressive, with the characters arranged in a pyramidal structure that directs the viewer's gaze towards the central figure of the Virgin Mary. The side panels are decorated with biblical scenes, including the Annunciation and the Visitation, which add depth and meaning to the work.

Color also plays an important role in this painting, with warm, rich tones that create a sense of warmth and serenity. Gold details in the robes and in the decoration of the side panels add a touch of opulence and luxury.

The history of the painting is equally fascinating, as it is known to have been commissioned by the Sedano family for their private chapel in Burgos, Spain, in the 16th century. The work was subsequently sold and passed through several hands before being acquired by the Prado Museum in Madrid, where it is currently housed.

All in all, the painting Triptych of the Sedano Family is an impressive work of art that combines Gerard David's technical skill with a deep religious devotion and a rich history. It is a work that deserves to be contemplated with attention and admiration.

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