Friday, May 8, 2015

Workshop of Joos van Cleve - VIRGIN AND CHILD

Workshop of Joos van Cleve
DATE 1540/1 ANTWERP
VIRGIN AND CHILD
oil on panel,
9 5/8 by 7 1/2 in.; 24.5 by 19 cm.

Possibly with Wildenstein & Co., circa 1947.1 This tender depiction of the Virgin nursing the Christ Child, was one of the most popular compositions produced by the workshop and followers of Joos van Cleve in Antwerp. The prime version, in a European private collection, is dated by John Hand to circa 1511/1514