Triptych of the Virgin and Child with Saints  1525

by Anonymous

In this triptych, Mary, crowned as the queen of heaven, is surrounded by female saints in an enclosed garden (called a [i]hortus conclusus[/i]) evoking paradise. Singled out on the left wing is Saint Ursula, thought to have been a British princess who set out on a pilgrimage to Rome, only to be martyred along with her throng of companions, depicted here at a miniature scal...
Centre 137×101cm; Left wing 137.5×41.9cm; Right wing 137×41.6cm
Oil on tempera on panel
Courtesy of the Art Institute of Chicago