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The Metropolitan Museum Journal, v. 40 (2005)

"Intentional Alterations of Early Netherlandish Paintings"

Ainsworth, Maryan W.
16 pages
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Maryan Ainsworth

Curator Emerita Maryan Ainsworth received her BA and MA in Art History from Oberlin College and her PhD from Yale University. A Museum staff member since 1977, she has specialized in the technical examination of paintings, initially in the Department of Paintings Conservation and subsequently as curator in European Paintings. Her publications and exhibitions include monographic studies on Bouts, Christus, David, Gossart, and Coecke van Alest, as well as the Met's early German paintings. Maryan is an adjunct professor at Barnard College, and she has been awarded the titles of Chevalier de l'Ordre de la Couronne (2001) and Chevalier de l'Ordre de Léopold (2011), bestowed by King Albert II of Belgium.

Met Art in Publication

Portrait of a Carthusian, Petrus Christus  Netherlandish, Oil on wood
A Goldsmith in his Shop, Petrus Christus  Netherlandish, Oil on oak panel
Portrait of a Young Man, Hans Memling  Netherlandish, Oil on oak panel
ca. 1472–75
Virgin and Child with Saints Catherine of Alexandria and Barbara, Hans Memling  Netherlandish, Oil on wood
early 1480s
Annunciation Triptych (Merode Altarpiece), Robert Campin  Netherlandish, Oil on oak, South Netherlandish
ca. 1427–32
Abner's Messenger before David; The Queen of Sheba Bringing Gifts to Solomon; The Annunciation, Master of the Saint Barbara Legend and Collaborator Netherlandish, Oil on oak
ca. 1480
Virgin and Child, Jan Gossart (called Mabuse)  Netherlandish, Oil on wood

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