Floris van Wanroij Fine Art

Madonna and Child


Late Gothic, first quarter of the 16th Century

Walnut, with original polychrome and gilding, marked with the ‘M’ mark in the front and Malines three-bar Guild mark verso
H. 32,4 cm. (incl. base)


With J. Zeberg Antiques NV, Antwerp, TEFAF Maastricht 1996, where acquired by;
Private collection, Antwerp


Exhibition catalogue (1996). TEFAF Maastricht. Den Bosch: The European Fine Art Foundation, p. 293, with illustration;
Cayron, F. & Steyaert, D. (2019). Made in Malines. Les statuettes malinoises ou poupées de Malines de 1500-1540. Étude matérielle et typologique. Brussels: IRPA/KIK, p. 150, ill. 3.55
Recorded at KIK/IRPA, Brussels, object nr. 11016890

Detail Description

With a certificate of expertise by Mrs J. Zeberg, Vice-president of the Chambre Royale des Antiquaires de Belgique, dd. 1 February 1996. This exceptionally fine statuette of the Madonna and Child is a prime example of the Malines sculpture production of the early 16th century. The polychrome is attributed to the anonymous Maître aux fleurettes isolées (ca. 1501 – ca. 1550). Cayron and Steyaert have identified three other sculptures that were applied with polychrome and gilding by this Malines master (2019, p. 150). 

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Madonna and Child


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