Virgin and Child with Saint Elizabeth and the Infant Saint John the Baptist

A work made of oil on canvas.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of oil on canvas.

Date:

1628/29

Artist:

Jacques Blanchard
French, 1600-1638

About this artwork

Like other ambitious painters of his day, Jacques Blanchard began his career with years of travel and study in Italy before establishing himself in Paris. Blanchard’s itinerary took him to Rome, Venice, and Turin, before his return to Paris via Lyon. This tender painting of the Christ Child approached by his cousin, Saint John the Baptist, probably belongs to these years of travel. Blanchard drew on works by Titian and Veronese that he had seen in Venice for the dynamic poses and warm light, but he evidently still felt some uncertainty in the placement of the figures in space.

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European Painting and Sculpture

Artist

Jacques Blanchard

Title

Virgin and Child with Saint Elizabeth and the Infant Saint John the Baptist

Origin

France

Date

1628–1629

Medium

Oil on canvas

Dimensions

37 × 48 3/16 in. (94 × 122.4 cm)

Credit Line

Gift of Sam Salz

Reference Number

1963.43

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