Petrus Christus, 1410-1475/76, Flemish
Death of the Virgin, ca. 1460-65
Oil on oak panel, transferred to mahogany, 73.7 x 102.9 cm
(67-3/8 x 54-1/2 in.)
Petrus Christus is credited with introducing one-point perspective to Northern European painting. He employs the technique in this painting, his largest known work, which originally included two wings, later destroyed during World War II.