Rogier van der Weyden (or Roger de la Pasture (1399 – 1464) was an Early Netherlandish painter

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Rogier van der Weyden (or Roger de la Pasture (1399 – 1464) was an Early Netherlandish painter whose surviving works consist mainly of religious triptychs, altarpieces and commissioned single and diptych portraits. He was highly successful and internationally famous in his lifetime; his paintings were exported – or taken – to Italy and Spain, and he received commissions from, amongst others, Philip the Good, Netherlandish nobility, and foreign princes. By the latter half of the 15th century, he had eclipsed Jan van Eyck in popularity. However his fame lasted only until the 17th century, and largely due to changing taste, he was almost totally forgotten by the mid-18th century. His reputation was slowly rebuilt during the following 200 years; today he is known, with Robert Campin and van Eyck, as the third (by birth date) of the three great Early Flemish artists (Vlaamse Primitieven or “Flemish Primitives”), and widely as the most influential Northern painter of the 15th century.

Virgin and Child Enthroned (c. 1430–1432), The Madonna Standing (c. 1430–1432), The Magdalen Reading (fragment, c. 1435–1438), Durán Madonna (c. 1435–1438), The Descent from the Cross (c. 1435–1438), Virgin and Child with Saints (c. 1435–1438), Saint Luke Drawing the Virgin (c. 1435–1440), St Hubert Altarpiece (c. late 1430s), Christ on the Cross with Mary and St John (c. 1440), Pietà (c. 1441), Visitation (c. 1445), St Jerome and the Lion (c. 1450–1465), Virgin and Child (c. 1460), Lamentation of Christ (c. 1460–1463), Medici Madonna (c. 1460–1464)