During his short career, the art historian Paul Rolland (1896-1949) spent a great deal of time researching the Flemish Primitives Robert Campin, Rogier Van der Weyden and Jacques Daret. He was close to publishing his manuscript when he died suddenly in 1949.
This manuscript contains valuable information, some of which came from archives destroyed during the bombing of Tournai in 1940. The Centre for the Study of the Flemish Primitives carefully examined and completed the text. The project of Paul Rolland will soon come to fruition with the publication of his life's work in the Contributions to the Study of the Flemish Primitives series.