After Jan van Eyck: Ince Hall Madonna

After Jan van Eyck: Ince Hall Madonna

The Ince Hall Madonna is thought to have been painted between 1450 and 1475 either as a copy of a now lost Jan van Eyck or by his workshop. The painting depicts Mary reading a book to her infant son, Jesus Christ.

The small work (26.5 cm x 19.5cm / 10 x 8 inches) is known for the amazing red color of Mary’s dress which covers a third of the painting. It is named for Ince Blundell Hall in England where it spent nearly 150 years after first appearing there in the early 18th century and eventually being purchased by the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne, Australia in 1922 where it currently is on display.

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