Description The Virgin is supporting the Child, who stands upon a low grassy wall, behind which she is placed. The Child holds in his right hand a bunch of fruit taken from the circular basket proffered by the young St. John. At the right, St. Joseph leans on his staff. Above the group a swag of drapery is thrown over a tree. The background is a sky dotted with tiny sprays of light. At the base is a panel painted in gilt scrolls on a black ground with, at the extreme right, the signature: I L with a fleur-de-lys between.
Provenance Mame collection, Tours [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henri Daguerre, Paris [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1928, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] I L
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1928
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