Virgin and Child with Angels card

Virgin and Child with Angels

WAG 1189

Currently not on display


In the background appear two scenes from the life of the Virgin. On the left, she is shown visiting her cousin Elizabeth; on the right, the angel Gabriel announces to her that she is to be the mother of Christ. When this painting was sold in Liverpool in 1839 it was said wrongly to be by the great 15th-century Bruges-based artist. It may have been painted in Brussels in the 16th century. It was acquired before 1842 by the Liverpool Royal Institution that William Roscoe helped found.