Pear Tree Gallery

by Robert Campin
from the Merode Altarpiece
A remarkably unconcerned Virgin leans against Campin's favourite bench settle, with a footboard, gothic tracery at either end and a latticework back.
A brass cauldron and towel indicate a corner for washing?
Candles are placed in hinged brackets on the hooded fireplace. The top lights of the window have expensive patterned glass, but the lower lights have only a mesh and wooden shutters.