Virgin and Child

This may originally have been the central panel of a private devotional painting in three parts.

This image of the Virgin and Child is one reproduced many times in paintings by Memling and his Bruges workshop. The Virgin and Child are very similar - although on a larger scale - to the same figures in the 'Donne Triptych'.

Key facts

Artist dates
active 1465; died 1494
Full title
Virgin and Child
Date made
perhaps about 1475
Medium and support
Oil on oak
37.9 x 28 cm
Acquisition credit
Presented by Queen Victoria at the Prince Consort's wish, 1863
Inventory number
Location in Gallery