TESTA, Pietro
(b. 1611, Lucca, d. 1650, Roma)

Presentation of the Virgin in the Temple

Oil on canvas, 323 x 226 cm
The Hermitage, St. Petersburg

The monumental masterpiece of the artist was executed for the church of Santa Croce dei Lucchesi in Rome.

Suggested listening (streaming mp3, 22 minutes):
Johann Sebastian Bach: Cantata, BWV 82