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The Virgin

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Workshop of Quinten MASSYS , 1465/6 - 1530

The Virgin


Date: about 1510-25
Medium: Oil on oak
Dimensions: 60.3 × 34.7 cm
Acquisition credit: Bought, 1857

The Virgin is shown at prayer. In the companion picture Christ is shown holding an orb as ruler of the world. They are posed in this fashion in other pictures which show them in heaven. Many versions of these pictures exist, indicating that they were popular and devotional images. The images presumably derive, at several removes, from the Ghent altarpiece by the van Eycks.

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This image is part of the group:

"Diptych: Christ and the Virgin"

Other images in group:

Christ
NG295.1
The Virgin
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