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The artist known as "Hand G", probably one of the Van Eyck brothers, was especially successful in reproducing effects of light and in a natural-seeming progression from the foreground to the distant view. The single surviving altarpiece from Melchior Broederlam , completed for Champmol in , has a gold sky populated not only by God and angels, but also a flying bird. These professionals could augment their income by training the "armies of amateurs" who also painted. Western watercolour is a more tonal medium, even with underdrawing visible. This shows the entourage riding through vertiginous mountains of the type typical of later paintings, but is in full colour "producing an overall pattern that is almost Persian", in what was evidently a popular and fashionable court style. Famous works have accumulated numbers of red "appreciation seals" , and often poems added by later owners - the Qianlong Emperor — was a prolific adder of his own poems, following earlier Emperors.