Hans Memling

The Virgin Mary Nursing the Christ Child

Date
ca. 1485/94

Medium
oil and gold on panel

Dimension
tondo

Date
ca. 1485/94

Medium
oil and gold on panel

Dimension
tondo

The Virgin Mary Nursing the Christ Child is a tondo by Hans Memling, the leading artist in Bruges a generation after Jan van Eyck and Petrus Christus. A late work by the artist, The Virgin and Christ Child are set against a gold background, recalling traditional icons of Christian art. Sold through Nicholas Hall on behalf of a private collector.