Virgin and Child

Copy after Jan Gossart (called Mabuse) Netherlandish

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This painting may be a replica of Gossart’s lost original portrait of the noblewoman Anna van Bergen posing with her son Hendrik as the Virgin and Child. Portraits in which secular people adopted the guise of holy figures may seem provocative to modern sensibilities, but they captured their sitters’ aspirations to emulate ideals of virtue and piety. This high-quality copy of Gossart’s lost original indicates the painting’s importance and appeal.

Virgin and Child, Copy after Jan Gossart (called Mabuse) (Netherlandish, after 1522), Oil on wood

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