(active in 1400s in Westphalia)

Virgin and Child in a Garden

c. 1410
Oil on panel, 29 x 19 cm
Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid

The composition and iconography of painting at the beginning of the 15th century was evolving. Paintings began to take on a narrative character, incorporating anecdotal or symbolic elements. This panel is a good example of that trend. The panel forms a diptych with another panel, also in the Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection, which depicts Christ as Salvator Mundi.

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