Visitation of Virgin Mary

Peter Paul Rubens

Peter Paul Rubens - Visitation of Virgin Mary
Rubens’s work served as a starting point for print that was made by Pieter II de Jode (1606-1674). Here, the painter used his well-tried composition - a similar arrangement was used in 1611-1614 when painting the left wing of the triptych Descent from the Cross (Antwerp, Cathedral of Qur Lady. The theme comes from the gospel of St. Lucas (1:36-45). Mary, expecting the birth of the Savior, goes to visit her relative Elizabeth, who despite her higher age and infertility conceived. The meeting is accompanied by their husbands - St. Joseph and St. Zachariah, Rubens captured the moment in which both women greet one another, where it is obvious from their gestures that their attention is focused on the new lives.
measurements: height 64 cm
width 49,5 cm
material: oak panel
technique: oil
inventory number: DO 4602
gallery collection: Collection of Old Masters

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