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Quinten Massys: 'The Virgin and Child Enthroned, with Four Angels'

Probably an early work, painted in Antwerp in the 1490s. The Virgin is being crowned. The gold of her elaborate Gothic throne, suggestive of a church, is created with gold leaf overlaid with black lines, whereas the radiance around the Virgin's head and the embroidery of the hem of her dress are executed in thick yellow paint.


 
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