Gallery of Works
All Rogier’s surviving works are either religious pictures or portraits. He was one of the greatest of all religious painters, bringing to the loftiest themes in Christian art an unsurpassed intensity of feeling and nobility of spirit. The Deposition and The Escorial Crucifixion show him at his most awe-inspiring.
Rogier’s talents were not confined to tragedy, however; he was highly inventive pictorially, his range encompassing the wistful delicacy of The Virgin and Child in a Niche and the sheer splendour of The Columba Triptych. The Seven Sacraments Altarpiece demonstrates his skill in arranging a great diversity of incidents into a coherent whole.
As a portraitist, Rogier also ranked among the foremost artists of his time. Most of his sitters are aristocrats in dress and bearing, but one of his most charming works is The Portrait of a Young Lady, representing an unpretentious, plump and lovely member of the bourgeoisie.