This People Painting is a 19th-century pastiche of a common theme that Benson developed in many versions: the half-length female figure reading. This subject matter was favoured by the artist who produced many of them including indifferently figures of saints and sibyls. Building Paintings This painting is a nineteenth-century pastiche, ultimately derived from the figure of the Persian Sibyl in the right corner of Ambrosius Benson's Madonna with Prophets and Sybils in the Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten, Antwerp. Oil Paintings for sale Essentially the same figure was utilised for various other representations of half-length females, such as theWoman at Prayers, Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten, Antwerp and the Mary Magdalene reading, National Gallery, London.
Famous Paintings Ambrosius Benson (ca. 1495-1500-1550) was a Flemish painter of Italian origin, probably born in Lombardy in Italy. He was a member of the Guild of St Luke in Bruges by 1519 and initially worked in the studio of Gerard David (ca.1460-1523), the official painter of Bruges at the time. Children Paintings He rapidly became a successful painter in Bruges along with another David's pupil Adriaen Isenbrabdt, and had a prolific output: he painted a few portraits and specialised in religious scenes.