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The Virgin and Child with Canon van der Paele is a large painting finished around 1434–1436 by Jan van Eyck. It shows Joris van der Paele, who was the donor portrait of the painting, with a number of saints. The Virgin Mary is at the centre of the painting on a throne with Jesus Christ as a baby in her arms. The painting is set in a rounded church with the throne being where the altar would be. Many people believe the painting to be one of van Eyck's best, with some calling it a "masterpiece of masterpieces".

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