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Frans Ykens (1601 - 1693)

A Garland of Flowers surrounding a Medallion of the Virgin and Child

A278; oil on panel; 69 x 54 cm

Presented by Thomas Humphry Ward, 1897; WA1897.1

White 1999, p. 173

Ykens worked mainly in Antwerp and Brussels. He painted a number of religious compositions of this type enclosed within a floral wreath, sometimes in collaboration with other artists. It has been suggested that the figures in this painting might have been painted by Cornelis Schut.

Information derived from the The Ashmolean Museum Complete Illustrated Catalogue of Paintings.