The Virgin in adoration before the sleeping Christ Child
Production date
circa 1618
Object number

oil on panel

50 cm x 65 cm

This small painting refers to the marital bliss of Rubens. This is just as we often recognise his immediate family members in Rubens’ religious paintings. For this beautiful tableau, presumably Isabella Brant, the first wife of Rubens, stood as the model, and in the Christ Child we can recognise the facial features of Nicolaas, his second son.

CC BY (Creative Commons 4.0)

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Christ on the Cross
Nicolaas Rockox
Raising of the Cross
The adoration of the shepherds
Triptych with the resurrection of Christ
Assumption of the virgin
Descent from the cross
Design Frontispiece of Lyricorum Libri IV
The Flagellation of Christ
Saint Francis Receiving the Stigmata
The prodigal son
 Christ on the Cross, so-called "Le coup de lance"
The baptism of Christ
 Gaspard Gevartius
 The Last Communion of Francis of Assisi
Triumphal Chariot of Kallo
Venus Frigida
The Lady Chapel, or the Burial Chapel of the Houtappel Family
The Incredulity of Thomas