Morning Flavour – Blasphemous Boldness

Melun Diptych by Jean Fouquet
(Named after the French city where the diptych used to be kept.)


Left Wing: Etienne Chevalier with his patron saint St. Steven
(Chevalier was treasurer to King Charles VII, this diptych was intended to be displayed on his grave)
tempera on panel c. 1450
Germäldegalerie, Berlin

Right Wing: Virgin and Child Surrounded by Angels
(Model believed to be Agnes Sorel, mistress of King Charles VII)
tempera on panel c. 1450
Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Antwerp