A Rogier van der Weyden Reunion in Madrid

March 24, 2015 5:29 PM

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A Rogier van der Weyden Reunion in Madrid

Art historians agree on the greatness of early Netherlandish painter Rogier van der Weyden, but they tend to disagree about what he actually painted. Of the 20-odd surviving works now attributed to van der Weyden, historians only widely agree on attribution for three of them. Now, all three works will be brought together for the first time when Madrid’s Prado Museum opens its landmark show about the artist today.

“Rogier van der Weyden” will unite the recently restored “Crucifixion,” part of the collection of the former royal residence of El Escorial, 30 miles from Madrid, with the Prado’s “The Descent from the Cross,” moved for the first time in decades from its home in a lower-floor gallery. The “Miraflore...

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