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Title The Glorification of the Virgin
Alternative Title Madonna and Child
Collection Brighton Museum and Art Gallery
Artist Attributed to Cornelis, Albert (Flemish painter, ca. 1500-1532)
Date Earliest about 1500
Date Latest about 1532
Description The Virgin Mary is usually shown crowned by Christ and God the Father. Here, the artist has used the device of angels (possibly as 'Regina angelorum' - Queen of angels). There is a sharp division between the upper and lower parts of the composition which might suggest the contrast between the earthly and heavenly aspects of the Virgin Mary's life. The landscape would appear to be from a different hand, being in a style reminiscent of Joachim Patinir.
Current Accession Number FA000009
Former Accession Number 472
Subject religion (Glorification of the Virgin); landscape
Measurements 83.9 x 63.4 cm cm (estimate)
Material oil; tempera on panel
Acquisition Details Bequeathed by Henry Willett 1903.
Provenance Henry Willett, Arnold House, Brighton, by 1884, possibly purchased in The Netherlands.
Principal Exhibitions Brighton Art Loan Exhibition, 1884, cat. no. 133 as Madonna and Child by Roger of Bruges.
Publications Rogers, D., Brighton Art Gallery and Museum: Catalogue of Paintings in Oil, before 1837, Brighton, 1964, p. 29, ill. P. 29; Wilenski, R.H., Flemish Painters, 1430 - 1830, London, 1960, p. 533, ill. pl. 249.
Notes Attributed to Albert Cornelis by Max J. Friedlander on the basis of an altar-piece depicting a similar subject, Coronation of the Virgin, in the Church of St. Jacques, Bruges.
Rights Owner Brighton Museum and Art Gallery
Author Timothy Williams
 

 

 

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