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The Glorification of the Virgin

The Glorification of the Virgin

(in 1490 - 1495)

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  • Lee Lancaster asked

    What is written on the banners that some of the angels are holding? Thank you! This painting is beautiful and the symbolism striking. God bless you.

  • Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen answered

    Dear Lee,
    The word on the banners is “sans”, short for sanctus. The sanctus is a hymn in Christian liturgy and the Latin word for holy. It refers to the holiness of the Virgin.
    Kind regards,
    Esther

  • Annie Imbaud asked

    Bonjour, Where is the Glorification of the Virgin by Geertgen tot Sint Jans during renovations? Is it on display in another museum? Thanks for your answer! Best regards, A.I.

  • Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen answered

    Dear Annie, This work will be on view at the Wereldmuseum in Rotterdam from 1 October 2019 until 3 January 2021, and it has also been selected for the exhibition 'Best of Boijmans' at the National Gallery, from 27 March until 18 July 2021. It is pretty likely to also be included in other travelling 'Best of Boijmans' exhibitions, but these plans are still in early stages. All the best, Rianne

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  • Introduction

The panel depicts an adoration of Mary as a sum of various Bible texts. The vision shows Mary seated on the moon sickle and crushing the dragon under it. She is circled by angels with musical instruments and the instruments of the passion. The visionary character is strengthened by the heavenly light surrounding mother and child. This depiction of Mary refers to the Revelations of St. John 12:1: 'And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars.' The panel was originally part of a diptych. The other panel is in Edinburgh and depicts the crucifixion of Christ.

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Title The Glorification of the Virgin
Material and technique Oil on panel
Object type
Painting > Painting > Two-dimensional object > Art object
Location This object is in storage
Dimensions Height 24.5 cm
Width 20.5 cm
Artists Toegeschreven aan: Geertgen tot Sint Jans
Vroegere toeschrijving: Herri met de Bles
Accession number 2450 (OK)
Credits Verworven met de verzameling van / Acquired with the collection of: D.G. van Beuningen 1958
Department Old Masters
Acquisition date 1958
Age artist Unknown
Collector Collector / D.G. van Beuningen
Exhibitions Van Eyck tot Bruegel (1994)
The Collection Enriched (2011)
De collectie als tijdmachine (2017)
Research Alma
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Geographical origin Northern Netherlands > The Netherlands > Western Europe > Europe

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