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

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.


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