(b. 1585, Roma, d. 1652, Roma)

The Virgin and Child with Sts Elizabeth and the Infant John the Baptist

Oil on panel, 28 x 20 cm
Private collection

The pyramidal group in this painting is placed in an open-air setting, and the vistas at left and right lead to distant azure horizons. St Elizabeth supports and gently leads the hand of the Christ Child towards the dove, while on the other side of the composition the young Saint John indicates the words "Ecce agnus dei", inscribed on a scroll, to the Virgin, who sits enthroned under a canopy.

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