Dirk Bouts

1400? - 1475
Bouts was probably born in Haarlem in the northern Netherlands. He was strongly influenced by Rogier van der Weyden and was chiefly active in Louvain, not far from Brussels; his two sons Dirk the Younger and Aelbrecht also worked there.

The earliest dated work by the artist is the National Gallery's 'Portrait of a Man', of 1462. Two large-scale works are documented as by Bouts, the triptych of the Last Supper (Cathedral, Louvain), of 1465 to about 1468, and two secular panels of the Justice of Otto at Brussels (Musées Royaux), one of them left unfinished at his death.

His earlier style is illustrated by 'The Entombment' in the Collection, and the paintings to which it is related. 'The Entombment' is one of the very rare surviving examples of paintings on linen.

Related paintings

Christ Crowned with Thorns
Dirk Bouts
about 1470
Christ Crowned with Thorns
The Entombment
Dirk Bouts
probably 1450s
The Entombment
The Virgin and Child
Dirk Bouts
about 1465
The Virgin and Child
Christ Crowned with Thorns
Workshop of Dirk Bouts
probably about 1470-5
Christ Crowned with Thorns
Diptych: Christ and the Virgin
Workshop of Dirk Bouts
about 1470-5
Diptych: Christ and the Virgin
Mater Dolorosa
Workshop of Dirk Bouts
probably about 1470-5
Mater Dolorosa
The Virgin and Child
Workshop of Dirk Bouts
about 1465
The Virgin and Child
The Virgin and Child with Saint Peter and Saint Paul
Workshop of Dirk Bouts
probably 1460s
The Virgin and Child with Saint Peter and Saint Paul
 
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