Virgin and Child with Saint Elizabeth and the Infant Saint John the Baptist  1629

by Jacques Blanchard

Like other ambitious painters of his day, Jacques Blanchard began his career with years of travel and study in Italy before establishing himself in Paris. Blanchard’s itinerary took him to Rome, Venice, and Turin, before his return to Paris via Lyon. This tender painting of the Christ Child approached by his cousin, Saint John the Baptist, probably belongs to these years o...
37 × 48 3/16 in. (94 × 122.4 cm)
Oil on canvas
Courtesy of the Art Institute of Chicago