[MR] Wikipedia: Beaune Alterpiece

Garth Groff and Sally Sanford mallardlodge1000 at gmail.com
Sat Dec 28 02:58:08 PST 2019

Noble Friends,

Today's "Featured Article" on Wikipedia concerns the Beaune Alterpiece.
Being a Burgundian "geek", I couldn't resist commenting upon this

This magnificent, if somewhat shopworn, polytych was painted by the
Netherlandish Master Rogier van der Weyden. The alterpiece, completed in
1451, is still resident in its original location at the Hôtel-Dieu in
Beaune France: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beaune_Altarpiece .

The Hôtel-Dieu was founded by Nicolas Rolin, Chancellor of Burgundy under
Philip the Good, Duke of Burgundy. His choice of Rogier van der Weyden,
generally acknowledged as a Burgundian court painter, was a natural fit:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rogier_van_der_Weyden . A complete list of
Van der Weyden's surviving works (many with links to images) can be found
at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_works_by_Rogier_van_der_Weyden .

The Hôtel-Dieu still exists, and is a major tourist draw:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hospices_de_Beaune .

Yours Aye,

Mungo Napier, Laird of Mallard Lodge  🦆

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