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Mother and child
oil on wood panel
123.4 × 92.8 cm
inscribed in brown paint u.l.: ATATIS SvA. 24 ~ / ANNO. 1624 ~
Accession Number
International Painting
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased with funds donated by Alan and Mavourneen Cowen, Andrew Sisson, an anonymous donor and donors to the Cornelis de Vos Appeal, 2009
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of Digitisation Champion Ms Carol Grigor through Metal Manufactures Limited
Gallery location
17th Century & Flemish Paintings Gallery
Level 2, NGV International


The re-framing of de Vos, Mother and child, 1624, was associated with the purchase of the painting in 2009.
The painting came with an ornate gilded frame of unknown date but in the manner of a Louis XIV revival frame.
The proposal was to source a seventeenth century Flemish frame for the painting.
Research centred around the use of either an ebonised frame or a parcel gilt, black painted box frame. Varying opinions about the suitability of these divergent styles were expressed by frame historians. The final assessment was made by fitting a version of each frame to the painting to see which worked best with the artwork. The decision was to present the painting in the parcel gilt, painted box frame.
The frame was made in London and fitted to the painting in 2010.

Reproduction - commissioned by the NGV

oak, gold leaf, distemper paint.