The graceful Madonna is seated on a bank of clouds with emerging winged cherub's heads on either side.
Virgin and Child by Peter Scheemaeckers, 1702
© Fitzwilliam Museum
- 70 x 49.5 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £25,000 ( Total: £95,000)
- Acquired in:
- Daniel Katz Ltd
She looks tenderly downwards towards the Christ Child who stands beside her and places her arm protectively behind him. It was the model for a larger wood carving in the church of St Martin's in Heers, Belgium.
Duchess of Arenberg; Comte de Riviere; by descent to Marquis de Riviere, late 19th century;...Daniel Katz Ltd, 2004. The work has been vetted by the Art Loss Register in 2005.
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