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The Virgin and Child with the Infant Saint John the Baptist
Orley, Bernard van
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Orley, Bernard van

Bruselas?, 1488 - Bruselas, 1541

The Virgin and Child with the Infant Saint John the Baptist

1515 - 1520. Oil on panel, 98 x 71 cm.

In her hand, Mary holds a pear, one of the fruits of Paradise, which presents her as the new Eve. The Christ Child sits on her knees and plays with its opposite, a rosary that alludes to the Passion. Saint John, as a boy, stands behind a column, pointing to the Sacred Scriptures that announce Christ´s mission as savior, which is the message that underlies this devout representation of the Virgin and Child. The scene takes place under renaissance architecture in the form of a gallery or observatory open to a garden. Behind it lies a broad landscape with a river. Between 1515 and 1520, van Orley made several works on the same subject, but this one stands out for its background, as well as for the couple in the garden with their backs to the viewer. These are similar to what is depicted in Jan van Eyck´s Madonna of Chancellor Rolin, at the Louvre in Paris.

Technical data

Inventory number
P01932
Author
Orley, Bernard van
Title
The Virgin and Child with the Infant Saint John the Baptist
Date
1515 - 1520
Technique
Oil
Support
Panel
Dimension
High/Height: 98 cm.; Width: 71 cm.
Provenance
Royal Collection

Bibliography +

Friedländer, Max J., Early netherlandish painting, A.W.Sijthoff, Leyden-Bruselas, 1972, pp. 109.

Museo Nacional del Prado, Museo del Prado: catálogo de las pinturas, Museo del Prado, Madrid, 1972.

Museo Nacional del Prado, Museo del Prado: catálogo de las pinturas, Museo del Prado, Madrid, 1985.

Museo Nacional del Prado, Museo del Prado: catálogo de las pinturas, Museo del Prado, Madrid, 1985, pp. 471.

Museo Nacional del Prado, Museo del Prado: inventario general de pinturas, Museo del Prado, Espasa Calpe, Madrid, 1990, pp. nº1062.

Museo Nacional del Prado, Pintura flamenca de los siglos XV y XVI: guía, Museo del PradoAldeasa, Madrid, 2001, pp. 128.

Pérez Preciado, José Juan, ''Restituir la paternidad de algunas tablas muy bellas''. Sobre las atribuciones históricas de la pintura neerlandesa antigua en el Museo del Prado (1819-1912)., Boletín del Museo del Prado, XXXII, 2014, pp. 21.

Other inventories +

Catálogo Museo del Prado, 1854-1858. Núm. 1062.

Inv. Real Museo, 1857. Núm. 1062.
Estilo de Lucas de Leyden / 1062. La Virgen, el Niño Dios y San Juan. / El Niño, en los brazos de su Santa Madre, juega con un rosario de coral, la Virgen le ase con la mano derecha, y en la izquierda tiene una pera que ofrece a San Juanito, el cual mira con timidez al Niño Dios por detrás de unas columnas. Fondo: país regado por un rio, con un puente y unas montañas. (C.L.) (Tabla.) /Alto 3 pies, 6 pulg; ancho 2 pies, 6 pulg, 4 lin.

Catálogo Museo del Prado, 1872-1907. Núm. 1866.

Catálogo Museo del Prado, 1910. Núm. 1932.

Catálogo Museo del Prado, 1942-1996. Núm. 1932.

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Update date: 28-05-2016 | Registry created on 28-04-2015

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