Hugo van der Goes – Flemish Painter

Hugo van der Goes (c. 1440 – 1482-83) was a Flemish painter best known for his Portinari Altarpiece in which he depicts the adoration of the shepherds. The work is in the form of a Triptych (three hinged panels) and is the largest Netherlandish work that could be seen in Florence at the time. He was a master in the painter’s guild in the city of Ghent and is considered the greatest Netherlandish painter of the second half of the 15th century for both his masterful handling of oil painting and psychological depiction of individuals in his scenes. Our set contains most of his works including The Fall of Man, The Adoration of the Shepherd, The Calvary Triptych, The Monforte Altarpiece, and The Lamentation of Christ.

Patterns Included In This Set

Death of the Virgin

Monforte Altarpiece

The Lamentation of Christ

The Fall of Man

Portrait of a Donor with John the Baptist

Portrait of a Man

A Benedictine Monk

Deposition Diptych (left wing)

Deposition Diptych (right wing)

Madonna and Child

Adoration of the Shepards

The Lamentation of Christ

The Adoration of the Shepherds

Sts Anthony and Thomas with Tommaso Portinari

Sts Margaret and Mary Magdalene with Maria Portinari

The Lamentation


Adoration of the Shepherds (detail)

Adoration of the Shepherds (detail)

Calvary Triptych (left wing)

Calvary Triptych (central panel)

Calvary Triptych (right panel)