Musées Royaux, Brussels

I spent the afternoon in the Musées Royaux, normally a treat, but currently under reconstruction, with only some of the collection on display.

But it includes Rogier van der Weyden’s Pietà:-

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A fabulous Bosch Temptation of St. Anthony:-

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And a more conventional Bosch Calvary:-

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A very languid Memling St. Sebastian:-

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A wonderful Antonis Mor portrait of Hubert Goltzius:-

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And a roomful of Bruegels, including The Fall of Icarus which Auden saw in December 1938 while staying with Christopher Isherwood (now thought to be a copy and the subject also of a poem by Michael Hamburger).:-

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The Fall of the Rebel Angels (1562):-

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