Inventory number
P00363
Author
Tiepolo, Giambattista
Title
The Immaculate Conception
Chronology
1767 - 1769
Technique
Oil
Support
Canvas
Dimensions
281 cm x 155 cm
School
Italian
Theme
Religion. Iconography of the Virgin
On display
Yes
Provenance
Royal Collection

The Virgin Mary appears on the globe of the World and the crescent Moon, stepping on the serpent of Original Sin and crowned by the Dove of the Holy Ghost. She is surrounded by angels and by some of her customary symbols, including a spray of lilies, a palm branch, a fountain and a mirror. This scene shows the traditional manner of representing the Virgin’s Immaculate Conception, which occurred without Original Sin.

The work was a Royal commission for the Church of Saint Pascual in Aranjuez

The sketch for this canvas is at the Courtauld Institute Galleries in London.

 
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