Maria mit dem Kind und dem Johannesknaben
Anthonis van Dyck (1599-1641)

Maria mit dem Kind und dem Johannesknaben,

um 1631/32
Material / Technology / Carrier
Eichenholz
Dimensions of the object
150,9 x 114,5 cm
Displayed
AP OG Saal VI
Department
Flämische Malerei
Genre
Malerei
Inventory number
622
Acquisition
1806 aus der Galerie Düsseldorf
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München
Citation
Anthonis van Dyck, Maria mit dem Kind und dem Johannesknaben, um 1631/32, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/y7GEQyKGPV (Last updated on 18.08.2022)
The impulses Van Dyck gained in Italy remained with him throughout his life—the broken colouration with highlights added in streaks as well as the picture’s composition draw on Titian. The projecting wall with a column and the view of the landscape are recurrent motifs. The word ‘ECCE’ is a reference to the Bible: “Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world” (John 1:29). The Virgin’s contemplative look seems already to allude to the Passion. The ancient capital stands for overcoming the original sin.

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