This picture is the fragment of a picture which perhaps represented the Virgin and Child with Saint John the Baptist, with angels in adoration. Another fragment of an angel (Strasbourg, Musée des Beaux-Arts) may be part of the same work.

At the bottom can be seen the top of a head, which may be that of the infant Christ or the young Saint John. There are also remains of drapery and limbs.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
about 1457 - 1504
Full title
An Angel Adoring
Date made
probably about 1495
Medium and support
Tempera on wood
Dimensions
55.9 x 25.4 cm
Acquisition credit
Bequeathed by Wynn Ellis, 1876
Inventory number
NG927
Location in Gallery