Anonymous. Spanish-Flemish school

The Virgin and Child with angels
Near 1550
Oil on panel
126,5 x 97,5 cm.

The delicate work of this piece shows us the crowned Virgin with the Child and the Holy Spirit, surrounded by two angels and cherubs. We can appreciate the high degree of technical execution of the author in the quality of brush-strokes and the glazing.
Artworks on panel have usually more paint layer cleavage problems as a result of the movement of the support caused by temperature changes. In this case a consolidation of the paint layer was necessary previous to the cleaning. Oxidation and darkening of the varnish layer impeded the correct appreciation of the original colors. After a cleaning of the varnish layer the original colors of the artwork were recovered, allowing us to appreciate the glazing and high quality of the brush-stroke of the author.