Virgin and Child by Peter Scheemaeckers

The graceful Madonna is seated on a bank of clouds with emerging winged cherub's heads on either side.

Details

Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
70 x 49.5 cm
Art Fund grant:
£25,000 ( Total: £95,000)
Acquired in:
2006
Vendor:
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.

Provenance

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.

Venue details

Fitzwilliam Museum Trumpington Street, CAMBRIDGE Cambridgeshire CB2 1RB 01223 332900 www.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk

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