Media Information

 
 
 
Collection:
ADJUNCT MODULE B: ITALIAN ART
Preferred Title:
Virgin Mary's Farewell to Elizabeth and Zachary
Alternate Title:
Commiato di Maria Vergine da santa Elisabetta e san Zaccaria
Image View:
Detail, a nurse holds the infant St. John the Baptist in a fanciful courtyard setting
Creator:
Jacopo Salimbeni (Italian painter, active ca. 1404-1427); Lorenzo Salimbeni (Italian painter, 1374-ca. 1420)
Location:
repository: Oratorio di San Giovanni Battista (Urbino, Marches, Italy)
Location Note:
Via Francesco Barocci, 31
GPS:
43.7256 12.6345
Date:
1416 (creation)
Cultural Context:
Italian
Style Period:
Fifteenth century; Late Gothic
Work Type 1:
fresco (painting)
Classification:
Paintings
Material:
pigment on plaster
Technique:
fresco painting (technique)
Relation Work:
partOf Oratory of St. John the Baptist Fresco Cycle
Subjects:
New Testament; saints; John, the Baptist, Saint; Mary, Blessed Virgin, Saint; Zechariah; Zachary
Description:
The Oratory of St. John the Baptist (Oratorio di San Giovanni Battista) is a 14th-century small chapel or prayer hall best known for its Late Gothic style fresco cycle (1416) by the brothers Lorenzo and Jacopo Salimbeni. This is one of the nine scenes from the Life of St. John the Baptist on the west wall, and recounts the Virgin visiting the parents of John the Baptist: Elizabeth, her cousin and her husband, Zechariah (or Zachary, a Jewish priest). In this scene, the Virgin is taking leave after the birth of John, while pregnant with Jesus. (Source: Fondazione Federico Zeri (University of Bologna); http://catalogo.fond azionezeri.unibo.it/ )
Collection:
Adjunct Module B: Italian Art
Identifier:
7A1-LJS-OSJB-MF-A03
Rights:
© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.

Virgin Mary's Farewell to Elizabeth and Zachary