Acquisition by Bruges Master Joseph-Benoît Suvée for Musea Brugge

Musea Brugge has purchased a painting by Joseph-Benoît Suvée with the presentation of the Birth of the Virgin Mary. It is the first painting by Suvée with a religious subject in the collection of Musea Brugge.
Joseph-Benoît Suvée, The Birth of the Virgin (preliminary study)
Joseph-Benoît Suvée, The Birth of the Virgin (preliminary study), 18th Century, Musea Brugge - CC0, Photo Thomas Hennocque
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Self-assured with his mastery and the value of the painting, Suvée presented the canvas at the Paris Salon of 1779, where he encountered great success with it.
Laurence Van Kerkhoven, Curator Painting Musea Brugge

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