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Mary caresses the infant Jesus, with a landscape in the background. The balustrade and the arched form create a sense of depth. On the balustrade are a piece of bread, a pewter bowl of porridge and a red cushion. The child is about to be fed. The porridge and bread refer to the mercy of God through Mary and Jesus Christ.
|Title||Virgin and Child|
|Material and technique||Oil on panel|
|Location||This object is on view in room 34|
Width : 28 cm
Height : 41 cm
Painter: Quinten Massijs (I)
|Accession number||2460 (OK)|
|Credits||Verworven met de verzameling van / Acquired with the collection of: D.G. van Beuningen 1958|
|Age maker||Between 50 and 60 years old|
|Collector||Collector / D.G. van Beuningen|
|Exhibitions|| Van Eyck tot Bruegel (1994)
The Collection Enriched (2011)
De collectie als tijdmachine (2017)
|External exhibitions|| Nederlandsche Kunst van de XVde en XVIde eeuw (1945)
|Material||Panel > Worked wood > Wood > Vegetable material > Organic material > Material > Material and technique|
|Oil > Paint > Artist's material > Material > Material and technique|
|Object||Painting > Painting > Two-dimensional object > Art object|
|Geographical origin||Southern Netherlands > The Netherlands > Western Europe > Europe|
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Quinten Massijs (I)
Leuven 1465/1466 - Antwerpen 1530
Quentin Massys was admitted to the guild of Antwerp in 1491 and his earliest known work dates from 1509. He may well have travelled to Italy between 1514 and 15..