The Virgin and Child are shown in an apse attended by two angels. The composition, sometimes called The Virgin in the Apse or The Virgin of Salamanca, is known in many versions. They derive from a presumed lost original by Robert Campin. The frame is original.

A similar composition, 'The Virgin and Child Enthroned' was painted by Massys and is also in the collection.

Key facts

Artist dates
1378/9 - 1444
Full title
The Virgin and Child in an Apse with Two Angels
Date made
about 1500?
Medium and support
Oil on oak
56.7 x 44.1 cm
Acquisition credit
Salting Bequest, 1910
Inventory number
Location in Gallery