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Christ and the Virgin

Cut down at the top

Robert Campin, also called the Master of Flémalle, Netherlandish (active Tournai), first documented 1406, died 1444

Geography:
Made in Netherlands (historical name, 15th-16th century), Europe

Date:
c. 1427-1432

Medium:
Oil and gold on panel

Dimensions:
11 1/4 × 17 15/16 inches (28.6 × 45.6 cm)

Curatorial Department:
European Painting

* Gallery 319, European Art 1100-1500, third floor (Park Family Gallery)

Accession Number:
Cat. 332

Credit Line:
John G. Johnson Collection, 1917

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Label:
The 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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