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The Virgin and Saint John the Evangelist  1520

by Anonymous

Pairing the figures of the Virgin Mary and Saint John the Evangelist, this panel was probably once the right half of a diptych. A representation of Christ after the Crucifixion, a type characterized as the “Man of Sorrows,” probably filled the lost left-hand panel and would have been the object of the tearful gazes of Mary and John and also of the meditation of the diptych...
34 × 27.4 cm; Image: 33.5 × 26.5 cm
Oil on panel
Courtesy of the Art Institute of Chicago