This is the first monograph on Albrecht Bouts’s work with an annotated catalogue. He was Dirk Bouts’s younger son and was trained in his father’s workshop at Louvain. He had an exceptional longevity for his period. In order to understand the master’s artistic
personality, the publication describes the family heritage and the environment in which he worked with the aim of differentiating his
own work from that of his workshop.
The volume incorporates an illustrated oeuvre catalogue with nearly three hundred paintings. Herein the bulk of the studio production
is treated: private devotional paintings, though also the import of the Boutsian influence, which was felt far beyond the Leuven realm
of activity, to Spain, and for long after the death of the master. A rich series of illustrations, which forms an essential complement
particularly for every researcher and scholar, completes the volume.