Virgin Mary with Christ and the Infant Saint John framed by a flower wreath.
Cornelis Schut (Antwerp about 1597-1655) was Master of the Antwerp Lukasgilde since 1618 and created numerous altarpieces for churches all over Belgium. The influence of Peter Paul Rubens, with whom he collaborated for a while, is apparent in many of his works.
Particularly inventive and of the same high quality as the pictorial presentation is the garland of flowers with cherries and other fruits created by Daniel Seghers (Antwerp 1590-1661), who had been trained in flower painting by Jan Brueghel.
Oil on wood.
Height 84 cm, width 69 cm.