Jan Gossart (Netherlandish, ca. 1478–1532) | Virgin and Child, 1532(?), oil on panel. National Gallery of Art, Washington. | Occupying almost half the composition, the Virgin's robe is like a great unruly sea of ultramarine blue. As Albrecht Dürer noted on his trip to the Netherlands in 1520–21, this coveted pigment made from lapis lazuli was available in Antwerp but was as costly as gold.