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The Virgin and Child

Photo credit: Compton Verney

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Ambrosius Benson, originally known as Ambrogio Benzone, was a South Netherlandish painter of Italian birth who worked principally in Bruges. This small devotional work is an excellent example of his style, reusing some of the same compositional tools as some of his larger works, such as the Child’s outstretched arms. Although the delicately painted still life in the foreground is rare in Benson’s work, it echoes the work of his teacher Gerard David.

Compton Verney

Compton Verney


c.1518– before 1550


oil on panel


H 21.3 x W 16.2 cm

Accession number

CVCSC : 0354.N

Acquisition method

purchased, 2006

Work type


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Compton Verney

Compton Verney, Warwickshire CV35 9HZ England

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