Madonna and Child

Late Gothic | First quarter of the 16th Century
Walnut | With original polychrome and gilding | Marked with the ‘M’ mark in the front and Malines three-bar Guild mark verso | On later base
H. 32,4 cm. (incl. base)


With J. Zeberg Antiques NV I Antwerp I TEFAF Maastricht 1996, where acquired by;
Private collection I Antwerp

Exhibition catalogue (1996). TEFAF Maastricht. Den Bosch: The European Fine Art Foundation, p. 293, with illustration;
Cayron, F. & Steyaert, D. (2019). Made in Malines. Les statuettes malinoises ou poupées de Malines de 1500-1540. Étude matérielle et typologique. Brussels: IRPA/KIK, p. 150, ill. 3.55

Recorded at KIK/IRPA, Brussels, object nr. 11016890


With a certificate of expertise by Mrs J. Zeberg, Vice-president of the Chambre Royale des Antiquaires de Belgique, dd. 1 February 1996. This exceptionally fine statuette of the Madonna and Child is a prime example of the Malines sculpture production of the early 16th century. The polychrome is attributed to the anonymous Maître aux fleurettes isolées (ca. 1501 – ca. 1550). Cayron and Steyaert have identified three other sculptures that were applied with polychrome and gilding by this Malines master (2019, p. 150).