CLEVE, Joos van
(b. ca. 1485, Antwerpen, d. 1540, Antwerpen)

Virgin and Child

1515-20
Oil on panel, 51 x 43 cm
Private collection

Joos van Cleve's depictions of the Virgin and Child, full of charm and tenderness, proved enormously popular in his own time as well as with later collectors. The present example is from the artist's early maturity.