Oct 19, 2011
Oct 16, 2006
Oct 19, 2011
Oct 19, 2011

A Bridal Couple

A Bridal Couple

c. 1470

Oil on panel

Framed: 77.5 x 51 x 8.1 cm (30 1/2 x 20 1/16 x 3 3/16 in.); Unframed: 62.3 x 36.5 cm (24 1/2 x 14 3/8 in.)

Delia E. Holden and L. E. Holden Funds 1932.179

Did you know?

This painting inspired internationally renowned Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho to write a piece of music titled "Orion" after she visited the museum.


This painting depicting a recently married aristocratic couple is filled with symbolism. The various floral elements represent love and fertility, while the colors of their clothes suggest not only their relationship but also chastity, love, and modesty. What details might you choose to symbolize a young couple in love?


The Bride and Groom
Secular Painting
Memento Mori
Behind the Beat: Kaija Saariaho
See also
MED - Medieval Art
Medieval Art
Type of artwork: 
Oil on panel

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