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The Virgin and Child
Provost, Jan
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Provost, Jan

Mons (Belgium), 1465 - Bruges (Belgium), 1529

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The Virgin and Child

Ca. 1500. Oil on panel.
Not on display

Mary stands in the middle of an archway nursing her son. She is in front of a brocade tapestry, at the axis of the composition. A landscape is visible on both sides of the tapestry, with a city in the background to the right. They can be seen over a low wall that encloses the garden —hortus conclusus— where the Virgin stands. Traditionally considered the work of a disciple of Jan van Eyck, this work is now attributed to Provost who, like other painters from Bruges, was inspired by earlier models, including Robert Campin´s Virgin of the Apse and Jan van Eyck´s Virgin of the Fountain at the Koninklijk Museum in Antwerp.

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Inventory number
Provost, Jan
The Virgin and Child
Ca. 1500
Height: 18 cm; Width: 15 cm
Bequest of Pablo Bosch y Barrau, 1916

Bibliography +

Salas, Xavier de, Museo del Prado. Catálogo de las pinturas, Museo del Prado, Madrid, 1972.

Bermejo, Elisa, La pintura de los primitivos flamencos en España, C.S.I.C., Instituto Diego Velázquez, Madrid, 1980, pp. 57.

Museo Nacional del Prado, Catálogo de las pinturas, Museo del Prado, Madrid, 1985, pp. 521-522.

Museo Nacional del Prado, Museo del Prado. Inventario general de pinturas (III). Nuevas Adquisiciones. Museo Iconográfico. Tapices., Museo del Prado, Espasa Calpe, Madrid, 1996.

Silva Maroto, Pilar, Pintura flamenca de los siglos XV y XVI: guía, Museo del Prado, Aldeasa, Madrid, 2001, pp. 60.

Pérez Preciado, J.J, '«Antes morir que discutir». Sobre las atribuciones históricas de lapintura neerlandesa antigua en el Museo del Prado (1912-33)', Boletín del Museo del Prado., XXXVII 55-57, 2019-2021, pp. 190-211 [205].

Other inventories +

Catálogo Museo del Prado, 1910. Núm. 2696.

Inv. Legado Pablo Bosch, 1916. Núm. 64.

Inv. Nuevas Adquisiciones (iniciado en 1856). Núm. 1444.
1444 / Autor= Idem Idem Idem / Asunto = La Virgen con el Niño (tabla) / Dimensiones= Alto = 0,18 Ancho = 0,15

Update date: 11-04-2022 | Registry created on 28-04-2015

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