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The Meeting of the Virgin and Saint Elizabeth

Photo credit: Manchester Art Gallery

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This is a biblical scene of Saint Elizabeth receiving the visit of the Virgin Mary (Luke 1:39-46). Elizabeth is dressed in grey and red robes and is kneeling and clutching at the waist of Mary, who is dressed in blue and white robes. Mary is bending over to take Elizabeth’s face in her hands. It is set in a flat landscape with a low horizon. The two women are framed by the wall of a building immediately behind them to their right, and some shrubbery further away in the centre and left.

Manchester Art Gallery

Manchester


Date

1910

Medium

tempera on linen

Measurements

H 39.7 x W 31.7 cm

Accession number

1910.42

Acquisition method

purchased from Leicester Galleries, 1910

Work type

Painting

Inscription description

artist's inscription : : brc : artist's name, date : R . An / Bell / 1910


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Manchester Art Gallery

Manchester Art Gallery, Mosley Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester M2 3JL England

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