Virgin and Child

Follower of Hans Memling Netherlandish

Not on view

This picture was most likely the pendant to a portrait or the central element of a stationary triptych; the apple handed to the Child alludes to Christ as the future Redeemer of mankind. One of Hans Memling’s early sixteenth-century followers based his composition on a Memling painting or on a surviving workshop pattern.

Virgin and Child, Follower of Hans Memling (Netherlandish, early 16th century), Oil on wood

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