Rogier van der Weyden

c1399 Born in Tournai, the son of Henri de le Pasture, a cutler.

1427 On 5 March he is apprenticed to Robert Campin in Tournai; Probably marries Elizabeth Goffaert in this year (although possibly before this date).

1432 Becomes a master in the Tournai painters’ guild on 1 August.

1435 Settles in Brussels, his wife’s native city. Makes investments in Tournai.

1436 Noted as being the city painter of Brussels. Rogier develops a large, prosperous workshop. Recorded as making investments in Brussels.

1445 The King of Castile, John II gives a triptych by ‘Magistro Rogel, magno & famoso Flandresco’ to the Charterhouse of Miraflores.

1449 It appears that Rogier was working for Leonello d’Este in Ferrara.

1450 Visits Rome for the Jubilee. A payment is made by Leonello d’Este to ‘excelenti … M. Rogerio’.

1455 Rogier becomes the administrator of a charitable infirmary in Brussels.

1462 Noted as being a member of the Confraternity of the Holy Cross in Brussels.

1464 Dies in Brussels


Country, Region or State:

Duchy of BurgundyFlanders

Rogier van der Weyden - Selected Works

1435–38 Descent from the Cross, Madrid, Museo Nacional del Prado

c1435–40 St Luke Portraying the Virgin, Boston, Museum of Fine Arts

c1440 The Crucifixion, Vienna, Kunsthistorisches Museum

c1440 Portrait of a Woman with a Winged Bonnet, Berlin, Staatliche Museen

1440–1445 Triptych of the Seven Sacraments, Antwerp, Kroninklijk Museum

1442–5 Miraflores Altarpiece, Berlin, Staatliche Museen

1446 Pietà, Brussels, Musée Royaux des Beaux-Arts

1448 Last Judgement, Beaune, Hotel-Dieu

c1450 Middelburg Altar, Berlin, Gemäldegalerie

1450–52 Braques Family Triptych, Paris, Musée du Louvre

c1454 Virgin and Child, Houston, Museum of Fine Arts

c1455 Portrait of a Lady, Washington, National Gallery of Art

c1455 Altar of St John, Berlin, Staatliche Museen

c1455–60 Portrait of Francesco d’Este, New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art

1454–64 Crucifixion, El Escorial, Nuevos Museos

Rogier van der Weyden - Featured Paintings

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