Petrus Christus

c1410 Born in Baerle-Duc (Baarle-Hertog) in the South Netherlands.

1444 Resident in Bruges. Buys citizenship to enable him to become a painter.

1462 Becomes a member of the Confraternity of the Dry Tree.

1463 He is paid for the construction of a Tree of Jesse.

1472 He is the representative of the painters’ guild in a dispute with another painter.

1472 or 3 Dies in Bruges.


Country, Region or State:

NetherlandsDuchy of BurgundyFlanders

Petrus Christus - Selected Works

1445 Madonna, Budapest, Museum of Fine Arts

1446 Portrait of Edward Grimstone, London, National Gallery

1446 Portrait of a Carthusian, New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art

1444–46 Man of Sorrows , Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

1449 St Eligius in his Workshop, New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art

c1450 Madonna with a Carthusian Monk, Berlin, Staatliche Museen

1450–60? The Nativity, Washington, National Gallery

1450s Lamentation, New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art

1452 Annunciation, Bruges, Groeningemuseum

1452 The Last Judgement, Berlin, Staatliche Museen

1455–60 The Lamentation, Brussels, Musée Royaux des Beaux-Arts

1460 Portrait of a Young Man, London, National Gallery

1460 The Virgin of the Dry Tree, Madrid, Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza

1470 Portrait of a Young Girl, Berlin, Staatliche Museen

Petrus Christus - Featured Paintings

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