Quinten Massys (and/or studio)

Madonna and Child

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Quinten Massys (and/or studio)
Madonna and Child

c. 1525-1530 On view in Room 6

The Virgin is sitting on a richly decorated throne with the baby Jesus. The child has his arms around his mother’s neck and is cuddling her. The homely intimacy is combined with symbols of Christianity like the apple and grapes in the foreground. The apple symbolises the fall of man, and the bunch of grapes stands for Christ’s redemption.

Quinten Massys placed his Madonna on an ornate Renaissance throne with marble columns. It was a favourite composition - he painted several versions of it.

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Quinten Massys (and/or studio)
Madonna and Child

c. 1525-1530 On view in Room 6

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General information
Quinten Massys (Louvain 1465/1466 - 1530 Antwerp) (and/or studio)
Madonna and Child
c. 1525-1530
painting
842
Room 6
Material and technical details
oil
panel
63 x 75 cm

Provenance

Het Loo Palace, Apeldoorn; Nationale Konstgallery, The Hague; Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam (inv. no. SK-A-247), since 1885; on long-term loan from the Rijksmuseum, since 1948