The Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary is a liturgical feast celebrated on November 21 by the both the Catholic and Orthodox Churches. In the apocryphal Infancy Narrative of James, Mary’s parents, Joachim and Anne, had been childless but received a heavenly message- they would have a child. In thanksgiving for the gift of their daughter, they brought her, when still a child, to the Temple in Jerusalem to consecrate her to God. Tradition held that she was to remain there to be educated in preparation for her role as Mother of God. most of the paintings capture a sense of Mary’s purity, of course, but also a combination of youth, vulnerability and her core strength at the all at the same time.
Presentation of the Virgin at the Temple, Titian, 1534-38, (detail), Gallerie dell’Accademia, Venice.
St. Anne: Anne Instructing the Virgin Border: Presentation of the Virgin in the Temple | Fol. 186v | The Morgan Library & Museum
THE PRESENTATION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY (contemporary) by Kost’ Markovych
Detailed view: KK026. Presentation of the Virgin in the Temple- exhibited at the Temple Gallery, specialists in Russian icons
1467. Detail from a painting at the MFA (Boston). Fra Carnevale (Bartolomeo di Giovanni Corradini), Presentation of the Virgin at the Temple.
Eustache Le Sueur- Presentation of Mary
The Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary by Prosper Piatti The Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary by Prosper Piatti Melanie Jean Juneau Pinned by Melanie Jean Juneau Pin it Send Edit Photograph of a stained glass window of “The Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary”, Our Lady of Victories, London Photograph of a stained glass window of “The Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary”, Our Lady of Victories, London
Giotto – Scrovegni
CARPACCIO, Vittore The Presentation of the Virgin (detail) 1504-08
The Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary by Prosper Piatti
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