The Virgin and Child with Angels

WAG 9864


This painting shows the Virgin enthroned with the Christ Child sucking his arm while asleep and surrounded by angels singing (on the right) and handing a bowl of cherries to the Virgin (on the left). The canopied throne is placed on a carpet/rug with an identified 15th-century design on it and is set against a populated mountainous landscape with a river running through it, which is copied from Joachim Patenir's 'Landscape with the Flight into Egypt' (Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid). WAG 9864 is the central panel of a triptych whose wings depicting Saint Katherine (on the left) and Saint Mary Magdalene (on the right) are in a private Belgian collection (29/09/2011).