Oil study for the 'Virgin and Child in Glory' card

Oil study for the 'Virgin and Child in Glory'

WAG 2016.1

Currently not on display


A dark haired Virgin Mary wearing a dark blue cloak over a red dress holds a seated fair-haired baby Christ in her arms. Both look out at the viewer though their features are blurred by the artist's brush-strokes. The Virgin is standing on a a base of clouds supported by more than half a dozen winged cherubs in varied poses, one of whom (on the viewer's left) looks out at the spectator. The Virgin's head is silhouetted against a golden background painted in different shades of yellow under a semicircular top, beyond which there are corner spandrels painted black.