NOORT, Adam van
(b. 1562, Antwerpen, d. 1641, Antwerpen)

Virgin and Child

Oil on panel, 80 x 57 cm
Private collection

Adam van Noort was the teacher of Peter Paul Rubens and father-in-law of Jacob Jordaens. He joined the Antwerp Guild of St. Luke as a master in 1587. Whereas he often treated mythological and allegorical themes in his works on paper and prints, his paintings comprise only religious subjects. The present work shows the Virgin and Child embracing, with the Christ's crib placed prominently in the foreground. St John is depicted with a donkey in the background amid overgrown ruins, completing the holy family.

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