Flower Garland with the Virgin and Child
  • Flower Garland with the Virgin and Child

    TitleFlower Garland with the Virgin and Child
  • Technique/ MaterialOil on copper
  • DimensionsDimensions: (h x b) 83 x 60 cm
  • DatingMade ca 1645 - 1650
  • Artist/Maker Artist: Daniel Seghers, Flemish, born 1590, dead 1661
  • CategoryPaintings, Paintings
  • Classificationpainting
  • Inventory No.NM 7505
  • AcquisitionPurchase 2019 Wiros Fund
  • Description
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    The flower painter Daniel Seghers specialised in decorative works with religious motifs framed by virtuoso naturalistic flowers. The image of Mary in trompe l’oeil was probably painted by Erasmus Quellinus the Younger, a common form of artistic collaboration in 17th-century Antwerp. Some of the flowers, such as the roses, symbolise Mary’s virtues. Seghers was a Jesuit, and most of his paintings were used by the Jesuit Order as diplomatic gifts.