N. Loir. Virgin Mary and Child in Painted Tondo

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Vierge à l'Enfant dans un ovale peint (Virgin Mary and Child in Painted Tondo).

Panel, two boards, no battens.

Condition report:
Healthy and leveled board, comprising two boards which explains the cracks which
resulted in minor material losses.
Slight wear on the backgrounds - green drapery, on left.
Minor stain from mouldy varnish on the right of the Virgin’s head.

Nicolas Loir, student of Simon Vouet, painter to Louis XIII, established his career at the French Royal Academy. He adapted this image from his master several times: Virgin Mary and Child holding a rose. The small format of the painting shows its purpose for private devotion.

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  • Expertissim Reference: 151007