Anonymous: The Wilton Diptych (1395-1399)

(National Gallery, London, UK)

This beautiful diptych was made by an anonymous artist for Anonymous King Richard II of England (1367-1400). The diptych consist of two wooden hinged panels which are painted on both sides. This is the inner part. On the left you can see Saint Edmund the Martyr (with the arrow), Edward the Confessor (in the middle) and John the Baptist. Kneeling is King Richard II of England. On the right side you can see virgin and child and a company of eleven angels. The whole scene is set against a golden background (typical of Medieval religious panel paintings). This diptych is from 1395-1399.