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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.


Specifications

Title Virgin and Child
Material and technique Oil on panel
Object type Painting
Location This object is on view in room 34
Dimensions (general) Width : 28 cm
Height : 41 cm
Makers Painter: Quinten Massijs (I)
Accession number 2460 (OK)
Credits Verworven met de verzameling van / Acquired with the collection of: D.G. van Beuningen 1958
Department Old Masters
Acquisition date 1958
Age maker Between 50 and 60 years old
Collector Collector / D.G. van Beuningen
Exhibitions The Collection Enriched (2011)
De collectie als tijdmachine (2017)
Van Eyck tot Bruegel (1994)
External exhibitions Nederlandsche Kunst van de XVde en XVIde eeuw (1945)
Research Alma
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..