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Last Judgment

Photo by Peter Paul Geoffrion

Last Judgment

Culture: Flemish
Date: c. 1440
Medium: Tempera, burnished and liquid gold, and ink on vellum
Dimensions:
Image: 6 3/8 x 19 9/16 inches (16.2 x 49.7 cm)
Sheet: 7 1/8 x 5 3/8 inches (18.1 x 13.7 cm)
Classification: Drawing
Credit Line: Purchase, Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University Fund for Acquisitions
Label Text:The text of this page includes the first few lines of the seven penitential psalms from a book of hours. In the illumination we see Christ sitting on a celestial rainbow judging the dead, who are rising up from the ground. The Virgin Mary and St. John the Baptist intercede on their behalf. Two angels in the heavens blow trumpets to signal the end of the world and the coming of the New Jerusalem that follows afterward.
Provenance: Possibly Philip Duschnes [1897-1970]; by inheritance to Fanny Duschnes [1898-1989]. (Bruce Ferrini, Akron, Ohio); purchased by Dr. Robert Parsons, Wilmington, NC; purchased July 8, 2010 by Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University.
Object number: 2010.5.1