Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History



  • Virgin and Child, last quarter of 15th century
    Master of the Legend of Saint Ursula (Netherlandish, active late 15th century)
    Oil on wood; 22 1/8 x 13 1/2 in. (56.2 X 34.3 cm)
    Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917 (17.190.16)

    This panel by a Bruges painter is unique is representing the figures not with a domestic interior but as living icons before a golden trompe-l'oeil niche. It may represent a cult image associated with the Church of Saint Donatian in Bruges, which housed relics of the Virgin's hair and milk.

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  • Virgin and Child, last quarter of 15th century
    Master of the Legend of Saint Ursula (Netherlandish, active late 15th century)
    Oil on wood; 22 1/8 x 13 1/2 in. (56.2 X 34.3 cm)
    Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917 (17.190.16)

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