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The Madonna and Child


The Madonna and Child

South Netherlandish, Brabant
Late Gothic, ca. 1500


Oak, sculpted in full-round, with partly original and later polychrome, on a modern brass stand
H. 111 cm. (including stand)


PROVENANCE
The Laroche Collection, Brussels;
Private collection, Belgium


REFERENCE LITERATURE
Preising, D. & Rief. M. (2017). Niederländische Skulpturen von 1130 bis 1600. Michael Imhof Verlag, pp. 89-92, cat. nr. 16, with ill


CATALOGUE NOTE
The rare iconography of the Madonna presenting the Christ Child horizontally laying on a white drapery can be found in some other known Madonna sculptures from the Brabant region dating to ca. 1500, notably Madonna standing on the Crescent Moon surrounded by a Halo, kept in the collection of the Suermondt-Ludwig-Museum, Aachen (inv.nr SK 240) and a Madonna and Child, kept in the St. Martinus Church in Strijtem, Belgium.  


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