Rogier Van Der Weyden: The Complete Works
This large and beautiful book reflects the careful scholarship and exhaustive research of De Vos, curator at the Groeningemuseum in Bruges. His comprehensive work details virtually everything currently known about the life and work of the 15th-century Flemish painter Rogier van der Weyden. In addition to historical summaries and discussions of scholarly issues raised by the study of van der Weyden's work, a catalog of all paintings currently attributed to him is provided. Full-page and detail illustrations and information on technical aspects, provenance, exhibitions, and published literature are provided for each painting. The historical and issue chapters are organized so that there is some repetition of topics, and the translation results at times in somewhat awkward prose. However, this work will be useful to both scholars and interested general readers for its comprehensiveness, currency, and visual beauty.