Anonymous: Commemorative panel for the lords of Montfoort (1400)
(Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, Netherlands)
This is the oldest known surviving painting that was made in the Netherlands. The main subjects of this painting are 4 members of De rover family of Montfoort (a town in the Netherlands in the province of Utrecht). Three of the four died along with count William IV of Holland at the battle of Warns, 26 September 1345. The four are shown between Mary and Siant George. From left to right the lords are:
- Viscount Jan I van Montfoort,
- Roelof de Rovere van Montfoort,
- Willem de Rovere van Montfoort
- Hendrik de Rovere van Montfoort.
Hendrik de Rovere van Montfoort is held by Saint George to signify his survival. The text at the bottom explains that the lords died at the battle of Warns and asks the reader to pray for their souls. This painting was made around 1400.