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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.
c.1518– before 1550
oil on panel
H 21.3 x W 16.2 cm
CVCSC : 0354.N