The Virgin and Child with an Angel in a Landscape

The Christ Child, held by the Virgin, reaches out to an angel who is probably holding a flower. The composition is based on a well-known and much repeated composition of the 'Virgin and Child with a Flower' after a lost work by Rogier van der Weyden. Although the condition of the painting makes it difficult to assess, the landscape suggests that the painting could derive from Brussels in around 1530.

 

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
about 1399 - 1464
Full title
The Virgin and Child with an Angel in a Landscape
Date made
possibly about 1530
Medium and support
Oil on oak
Dimensions
23.7 × 16.7 cm
Acquisition credit
Bought, 1854
Inventory number
NG2157
Location in Gallery