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The Virgin and Child with Saint Anne
Workshop of Albert Cornelis

The Virgin, Christ Child and Saint Anne, the Virgin’s mother, sit in a small ‘paradise’ garden. Saint Anne holds a fruit, probably a pear, in one hand and reaches out to Christ with the other. A book lies open on her knees.

The garden is edged by a turf bench supported by bricks, on which Anne is seated. A slightly ramshackle but peaceful farmyard lies behind, with ducks in a pond and a towered farm house. A man sits on a bench reading a book while another leans on the side of the porch, apparently chatting to a man who tends a donkey. A fourth man comes in through a gate in the wall.

The scene is derived from a painting possibly by Jan Provoost, of which several versions survive, but this picture seems closer in style to Albert Cornelis. He may have acquired or rented a popular ‘pattern’ from another workshop.

Key facts
Artist Workshop of Albert Cornelis
Artist dates active 1512; died 1531
Full title The Virgin and Child with Saint Anne
Date made possibly about 1520
Medium and support Oil on oak
Dimensions 40.9 × 30.8 cm
Acquisition credit Bequeathed by Mrs Joseph H. Green, 1880
Inventory number NG1089
Location in Gallery Not on display
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