Fayd’herbe worked in Mechelen as an architect and sculptor. He was also for a time a pupil of Rubens, from whom he learnt chiefly the language of form of the Baroque, which he translated into sculpture. This Madonna with the Infant Jesus’ was conceived at the high point of his career, ca. 1675. It radiates a Baroque expressiveness and displays commensurate attention to finely detailed finishing.