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Workshop of Dirk Bouts: 'Mater Dolorosa'
This painting is part of the group: Diptych: Christ and the Virgin

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The Virgin is portrayed as the sorrowing mother (Mater Dolorosa), her hands clasped in prayer as she turns to contemplate her suffering son Jesus Christ, in the companion picture 'Christ Crowned with Thorns'.

Many versions of the composition exist, which must have been often repeated in the workshop of Dirk Bouts.

Other paintings in this group: Diptych: Christ and the Virgin

Christ Crowned with Thorns
Workshop of Dirk Bouts
probably about 1470-5
Christ Crowned with Thorns

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