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The Immaculate Conception
  • Mariano Salvador de Maella
    born: Valencia, Spain ; died: Madrid, Spain
  • The Immaculate Conception, circa late 1700s
  • Where object was made: Spain
  • oil on canvas
  • Canvas/Support: 165.7 x 138.4 cm
    Canvas/Support: 65 3/16 x 54 1/2 in
  • Museum purchase: Proceeds from the Second Annual Museum Benefit Ball
  • Not on display
  • 1966.0031
Label Text

Figures in a cloudscape. Full-length female figure in a white robe with a blue mantle (identified as the Virgin Mary) stands right with her arms crossed over her breasts, eyes raised upward. She has a halo of stars. She is surrounded by winged children (putti), one carries a mirror, one carries a lily, one carries a palm. Beneath her feet is a serpent with an apple in its mouth, bottom center. A full-length male figure (identified as God) in a yellow and gray/blue robe extends his proper left hand, fingers extended and palm out over her head in the top left quadrant. The background is dark and light brown clouds and putti.