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Follower of Quinten Massys: 'A Female Figure standing in a Niche'
This painting is part of the group: Panel from a Triptych

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This work and 'Saint Luke painting the Virgin and Child' are the outer and inner faces of the right shutter of an altarpiece. No other elements of this altarpiece are known. The female figure may represent the Virgin Mary or another holy woman.

According to legend, Saint Luke painted the Virgin and Child and he is therefore often depicted at an easel or with brushes and palette in hand. The theme was especially popular with Netherlandish painters of the 15th and 16th centuries.

Other paintings in this group: Panel from a Triptych

Saint Luke painting the Virgin and Child
Workshop of Quinten Massys
about 1520?
Saint Luke painting the Virgin and Child

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