(b. ca. 1465, Mons, d. 1529, Bruges)

Virgin and Child

c. 1500
Oil on panel, arched top, 49 x 34 cm
Private collection

This panel depicts the Virgin and Child in a niche, an extensive landscape beyond. Mary gently cradles her son, whilst standing in front of a simple hanging, which frames her and reinforces the focus of the viewer onto the Virgin, rather than the extensive landscape which is visible on either side.