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Virgin and Child

Virgin and Child

c. 1662

Anna Maria Carew


after Anthony van Dyck

(Flemish, 1599–1641)

Watercolor heightened with gum on vellum, with gold

Diameter: 12.1 cm (4 3/4 in.)

Gift of the Painting and Drawing Society of The Cleveland Museum of Art 2008.148


On view at:

The Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD
Oct 1, 2023 - Jan 7, 2024

Did you know?

King Charles II awarded Carew an annual pension to copy in miniature from the royal collection.


Larger in size than most portrait miniatures, the Madonna and Child by Anna Maria Carew is a cabinet miniature, or a small work on vellum, enamel, or ivory that copies a full-scale oil painting. In this case the original painting was by Flemish artist Anthony van Dyck, and engraved by Paulus Pontius around 1630 shortly after it was painted. As a cabinet miniature, this work is somewhat unusual because of its religious subject and its simplicity. Cabinet miniatures tended instead to reproduce paintings of dramatic subjects and climactic moments in myths or religious stories. They could be hung on the wall or stored in elaborate and specially designed furniture, and they were often displayed in the smaller, more private rooms of a house.

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