Saint Ambrose with Ambrosius van Engelen

This is the right wing of a triptych dated 1520 from the Premonstratensian Abbey of Park, near Leuven. The centre panel represented the Virgin and Child, and the left hand panel, Saint Augustine; these are now lost. The donor shown here with Saint Ambrose is Ambrosius van Engelen (born in about 1481, abbot 1515, died 1543. ), who used the device on the reverse of the panel in manuscripts and stained glass he commissioned.

Key facts

Artist dates
born between 1451 and 1455; died 1549
Full title
Saint Ambrose with Ambrosius van Engelen
Date made
probably 1520
Medium and support
Oil on oak
74.3 × 24.6 cm
Acquisition credit
Bought, 1854
Inventory number
Location in Gallery