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Style of the Master of the Female Half-Lengths: 'Saint Christopher carrying the Infant Christ'
According to legend Saint Christopher was a huge man who carried travellers across a ford. He carried a child who became so heavy that the saint could hardly bear his weight; the child then decleared that he was Jesus Christ and that the saint had been carrying the whole world. A hermit is depicted in the landscape at the right. On the reverse of the panel is the lay-in of another landscape with some figures drawn in brush.

The figures of Saint Christopher and the Child may be by a different hand from the landscape and perhaps by a follower of Massys.

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