Flemish Old Master oil on board, school of Marten de Vos (1532-1603), titled en verso "Le Christ et la Vierge" or Christ and the Virgin. Depicting Christ seated and teaching from the Holy Scriptures to a female, the Virgin Mary. Latin inscription to the upper center, the Latin word "Eccfefia" (Crowns) to the left of the Mary, monogram signature to the right of Christ. Three old paper labels en verso, one partially illegible but attributes painting to Marten de Vos, one French label with artist name, title, and medium, and one German label with artist name, title and medium. Verso additionally with incised initials "FH and EW" together with an incised crown and an old wax seal. Housed in a modern carved gilt wood frame with foliate corners. Sight – 25 1/4" H x 34 1/8" W. Framed – 31 1/2" H x 40 1/4" W. 16th/17th century. CONDITION: Professionally restored in 1989 by Faye Wrubel, Art Institute of Chicago. Complete restoration report and photos available upon request. There are presently 3 areas of wood shrinkage visible to the painting along with the previous repaired splits.
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