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Visitation, Virgin and Elisabeth

Visitation, Virgin and Elisabeth

Maarten van Heemskerck (in 1550)

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When closed the wings of this triptych show the Visitation, the meeting of Mary and Elisabeth, both of whom are expecting a child. The middle panel is missing. In accordance with the story, Elisabeth is depicted as a richly dressed somewhat older woman. The detailed figure of Elisabeth was painted by Van Heemskerck himself, Mary was painted by an assistant or student.

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Title Visitation, Virgin and Elisabeth
Material and technique Oil on panel
Object type
Painting > Painting > Two-dimensional object > Art object
Location This object is in storage
Dimensions Width 100 cm
Height 175 cm
Artists Schilder: Maarten van Heemskerck
Accession number VdV 36-37
Credits Bruikleen / Loan: Stichting Willem van der Vorm 1972
Department Old Masters
Acquisition date 1972
Age artist Unknown
Collector Collector / Willem van der Vorm
Exhibitions Van Eyck tot Bruegel (1994)
Geographical origin Northern Netherlands > The Netherlands > Western Europe > Europe

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Maarten van Heemskerck

Heemskerk 1498 - Haarlem 1574

Maerten van Heemskerck studied between 1527 and 1529 with Jan van Scorel in Haarlem, who had returned from Italy several years previously. Subsequently, in 1532...

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