The Virgin with Donors

size(cm): 45x35
Sale price€151,95 EUR


Sir Anthony Van Dyck's "Virgin with Donors" painting is a masterpiece of Baroque art showing the Virgin Mary holding the Christ Child on her lap, surrounded by two kneeling donors. The composition of the painting is impressive, with the Virgin and Child placed in the center and the donors on either side, creating a perfect balance in the image.

Van Dyck's artistic style is evident in this work, with his masterful use of color and light to create a sense of depth and realism in the scene. The clothes of the Virgin and the donors are detailed with great precision, while the dark background and golden tones create an atmosphere of mysticism and devotion.

The history of the painting is interesting, as it was commissioned by the donors' family in the 17th century for their private chapel in Antwerp, Belgium. The work was part of a series of Van Dyck paintings for the family, but "Virgin with Donors" is considered one of his best and most important.

A little-known aspect of the painting is that Van Dyck used his own face as the model for the male donor in the image. This can be seen in the similarity between the donor's face and Van Dyck's known self-portraits.

In terms of size, the original painting measures 250 x 191 cm, making it one of Van Dyck's largest works. The work has undergone restoration and conservation over the years, but remains one of the most impressive pieces of Baroque art and a perfect example of Van Dyck's talent as an artist.

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