Maria Aldernaght  (1902  - 1991)

The Adoration of the Magi…. 

Rare examples by a forgotten Belgian (Antwerp) artist. They are symbolic, religious, devotional and old fashioned. But (to me, a humanist) they are also rather attractive and skilfully executed pieces of art. Too attractive to let them neglected and unloved. Managed to stay together adds to their charm. 

Today she is a largely forgotten artist, tragically widowed young.  A surprisingly nice portrait of a mysterious “Miss Armstrong” is in the Antwerp museum for contemporary art.