Emma Capron: “Jan van Eyck, Petrus Christus, and the Charterhouse of Bruges”
Emma Capron, 2016–18 Anne L. Poulet Curatorial Fellow, The Frick Collection
In the 1440s, Jan Vos, the prior of the Charterhouse of Bruges, commissioned two panel paintings from Jan van Eyck and Petrus Christus. Now considered masterpieces of early Netherlandish painting, these works are reunited at The Frick Collection for only the second time in their history. The curator of the special exhibition examines the panels in their Carthusian context, highlighting how images shaped devotional life and funerary practices in late medieval Europe.