European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection
Christ and the Virgin
Cut down at the topMade in Netherlands (historical name, 15th-16th century), Europe
Robert Campin, also called the Master of Flémalle, Netherlandish (active Tournai), first documented 1406, died 1444
Oil and gold on panel
Cat. 332John G. Johnson Collection, 1917
LabelThe gold background of this painting sets the scene in the timeless, eternal space of heaven. The close relationship between the two figures suggests that the Virgin is interceding with her son Christ on behalf of humankind.
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