The Virgin and Child in Glory (La Vierge Coupee) by Bartolomé Esteban Murillo

The Virgin and Child ascending on a cloud, surrounded by cherubs.


Oil on canvas
231 x 164 cm
Art Fund grant:
£5,000 ( Total: £5,000)
Acquired in:

Commissioned in 1673 as an altarpiece for the Archepiscopal Palace in Seville and remained there until the Peninsular War. The work was cut, the upper part of the Virgin's figure and the Child removed and a copy substituted. This portion came to England, the mutilated canvas was eventually acquired by Lord Overstone in 1862. The two original parts were reuinited by Signor Pinti, working in the National Gallery.


Collection of Mr Edward Gray; 1838 Mr Jones Lloyd (Lord Overstone); Lady Wantage; Mr A T Lloyd; Lord Overstone.

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Walker Art Gallery William Brown Street, LIVERPOOL Merseyside L3 8EL 0151 478 4199

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