Virgin and Child, Rombout Verhulst, c. 1655

Virgin and Child, Rombout Verhulst, c. 1655

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From c. 1650 Rombout Verhulst worked in the Netherlands, where he developed into the leading sculptor of monumental marbles – funerary monuments, garden figures and portraits. But he also demonstrated his skill in small-scale ivory carvings, such as this. The chubby Christ Child, the thick, wavy locks of hair and the heavy drapery seem almost tangibly realistic.

On display in room 2.26

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