The Antwerp painter Abraham Janssens was a contemporary and rival of Rubens. This artwork, which has only recently been attributed to him, is a demure depiction of Mary with Jesus and his older cousin John. Noteworthy are Mary’s sad, guarded look and the child’s playful, lively pose. The solemness, vibrancy and play of light remind us of the revolutionary Italian painter Caravaggio. Janssens was staying in Rome when the latter was also residing there. The painting is a gift from the Arenberg family, who owned a palace directly across from the church, to their concierge Jane Gilet.