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The Virgin and Child with a Donor
Circle of the Master of Liesborn

The donor wears the black habit of a Benedictine monk. The head is on a piece of wood inserted and painted in the 19th century (original fragment in Landesmuseum, Münster).

The painting is an early example of the Rosary Madonna type. It is the central panel of an altarpiece from the Benedictine monastery in Herzebrock (Westphalia), some portions of which survive in Münster. Probably painted late in the 15th century, after 1470.

Key facts
Artist Circle of the Master of Liesborn
Artist dates active second half of the 15th century
Full title The Virgin and Child with a Donor
Date made about 1475-90
Medium and support Oil on oak
Dimensions 118.8 x 51.5 cm
Acquisition credit Bought, 1854
Inventory number NG2151
Location in Gallery Not on display
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