The Virgin and Child in a Cartouche Decorated with Flowers

Related Artist: Jacques Jordaens (1593 - 1678)

Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, United Kingdom

Object details


The Virgin and Child in a Cartouche Decorated with Flowers

Technique and support

oil on panel


68.1 x 53.4 cm


Related artist

Jacques Jordaens (1593 - 1678)

Most recent published attribution

Studio of Jordaens and for the flowers Daniel Seghers (1590 - 1661) [Ashmolean Catalogue 2004]

Collection and provenance


Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, United Kingdom

Inv. no.



John Selwin;
Mrs Brander, her sale, Christie’s, 17 November 1950 (20), as Seghers;
bought by Colnaghi;
from whom bought by Francis Madan;
bequeathed by Francis Madan in 1962.



Oxford Museum 1962, p.439, as by Jordaens and (?) Daniel Seghers;
Oxford Museum 1980, p. 51, as Jordaens;
Oxford Museum 1999, p.7, as studio of Jordaens and flowers presumably by Daniel Seghers or his pupil Jan Philip van Thielen (1618-1667) (C. White);
Ashmolean Catalogue 2004, p.120 (as studio of Jordaens on the authority of Nora De Poorter) and flowers may have been painted by Daniel Seghers or Jan Philip van Thielen.

Consult the bibliography

Panel reverse

Cradled or uncradled


Guild marks

Antwerp brand mark visible in X-Rays (castle and two hands)

Panel maker's mark


Genus of wood


Number of planks


Plank no. 1

Tree rings: 134
Dated: AD 1404 – 1537
Felled: After AD 1547 (terminus post quem)
Origin: Poland/Baltic states

Date of investigation

03 July 2018

Dendro report no.



Dr. MBA Joost Vander Auwera

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