The Virgin and Child, with Joseph and Angels by Unknown Artist

This scene is painted against a background of buildings and trees, which can be glimpsed through the arcaded colonnade behind the Virgin.

Details

Medium:
Oil on wood
Dimensions:
15.8 x 12 cm
Acquired in:
1955
Presented by:
F D Lycett Green through The Art Fund

In the centre of the painting, the Virgin is seated with the child on her lap. She is accompanied by Joseph on the right and surrounded by angels in the foreground. This painting was part of a collection of 117 works belonging to the industrialist and engineer F.D. Lycett Green and bequeathed to York through the Art Fund, in 1955, in recognition of the remarkable efforts made after the Second World War by its curator to transform it into a gallery of international importance.

Provenance

Warneck collection; F.D. Lycett Green.

Venue details

York Art Gallery Exhibition Square, YORK North Yorkshire YO1 7EW 01904 687687 www.yorkartgallery.org.uk

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass (standard entry £6.82)

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