London, South Kensington
18 January 2000
Circle of Josefa de Ayala, called Josefa de Obidos (1630-1684)
The Madonna and Child with Angels
oil on copper
18 x 15 in. (48.3 x 38.2 cm.)
In a 17th Century tabernacle frame.
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