Collection: Mary and Child Between Theological Virtues and Saints

ARTIST: Museum Religious Art Classics


Artist: Claudio Coello – c. 1669

Various figures of Virtues and saints are grouped around the Virgin and Child, forming an extensive “sacra conversazione.” The infant Saint John the Baptist is easily recognizable, as are Saint Elizabeth of Hungary, Saint Paul, Saint Peter, Saint Francis and Saint Anthony of Padua, all of whom were among the most popular saints in Baroque Spain.