The Virgin of the Immaculate Conception  1660

by Bartolomé Esteban Murillo

[i]Workshop of Bartolomé Estebán Murillo[/i] [br]According to the Catholic doctrine of the Immaculate Conception, the Virgin was already free from the original sin that applied to all the descendants of Adam and Eve at the moment she was conceived by her parents. This became official dogma in 1854 but was widely accepted long before, especially in 17th-century Counter Refo...
98 7/16 x 70 1/4 in. (250 x 178.5 cm)
oil on canvas
Courtesy of the Walters Art Museum