The Virgin is being crowned by flying angels. Two standing angels play a lute and a harp. The gold of the 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. Though a small devotional image, the effects of shifting background space are complex and sophisticated.
1465/6 - 1530
The Virgin and Child Enthroned, with Four Angels
Medium and support
Oil on oak
62.3 × 43.5 cm
Bequeathed by C. W. Dyson Perrins, 1958
Location in Gallery