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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.

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Title Virgin and Child
Material and technique Oil on panel
Object type
Painting > Painting > Two-dimensional object > Art object
Location This object is in storage
Dimensions Width 28 cm
Height 41 cm
Artists Painter: Quinten Massijs (I)
Accession number 2460 (OK)
Credits Acquired with the collection of D.G. Van Beuningen, 1958
Department Old Masters
Acquisition date 1958
Creation date in circa 1520
Collector Collector / D.G. van Beuningen
Internal 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)
Research Show research Alma
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...

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