FAYDHERBE, Maria
(b. 1587, Mechelen, d. 1643, Mechelen)

Virgin and Child

1640s
Marble, height 120 cm
Sint-Pieters-en-Pauluskerk, Mechelen

The altar of the northern aisle of the Church of St Peter and St Paul in Mechelen contains a statue of Our Lady for which Lucas Faydherbe received credit. When an identical small wooden statue bearing the inscription "Maria Fayd'herbe me fecit" was discovered, it was concluded that although the portico was very likely from the hand of Lucas, the marble statue was created by Maria Faydherbe.