The Virgin and Child with the infant Saint John the Baptist, and Gabriel

Ferdinand Bol1659

The Kremer Collection

The Kremer Collection
Amsterdam, Netherlands

This painting was only rediscovered a few years ago; there had previously been no mention of it in the literature on Bol. An atmospheric history painting, it dates from a period in which Bol had developed a more baroque style of painting and very little of Rembrandt's influence is left. The subject and large size of this painting, suggest that it was originally intended as an altarpiece and given the wealth of Catholic imagery in this work, we may assume that Bol painted it for a Catholic client.


  • Title: The Virgin and Child with the infant Saint John the Baptist, and Gabriel
  • Creator: Ferdinand Bol
  • Creator Lifespan: 1616 - 1680
  • Creator Nationality: Dutch
  • Creator Gender: Male
  • Creator Death Place: Amsterdam
  • Creator Birth Place: Dordrecht
  • Date Created: 1659
  • Signed: Signed and dated at right of Saint John's face: fBol. 1659. (fB in ligature)
  • Physical Dimensions: w90.5 x h120 cm (without frame)
  • Painter: Ferdinand Bol
  • Collector's note:: This work has been painted in a classicist style which is totally different from Bol's usual Rembrandtesque style.
  • Type: Canvas
  • Rights: http://www.thekremercollection.com/disclaimer/
  • External Link: The Kremer Collection website

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