THE VIRGIN AND CHILD WITH SAINT ELIZABETH AND THE CHILD JOHN THE BAPTIST
The Virgin sits near an arched opening and a large column with Christ suckling whilst Saint Elizabeth, Mary's cousin lovingly supports John the Baptist who rests his right hand on the Lamb and leans towards Christ to kiss his feet. All this is watched by the angels above.
A late 18th /early 19th century oil on canvas after Rubens, a copy of the painting hanging in the Walker Collection Liverpool Museum painted by Peter Paul Rubens after his marriage to Helena Fourment his second wife in 1630. The children in the painting are said to be modelled on his own sons. The Walker painting [Accession Number WAG4097] was purchased with the help of the National Art Collection Fund.
The canvas has been professionally cleaned restored and restretched on a new frame.
Size: 240 cm x 148 cm
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