|Description||Most commonly attributed to the Italian artist Raphael, this oil painting of Madonna della Rosa - "Madonna of the Rose" - from the 16th century depicts the humanity of the Holy Family. The Virgin Mary holds a bare Child Jesus, who is playfully pulling a scroll (assumed to proclaim "Ecce Agus Dei," "Behold the Lamb of God) from young St. John the Baptist. All eyes of the Holy Family are upon John, who is paving the way for the Salvation of Christ with a reed cross in his hand. However, an onlooker's gaze is drawn back to Jesus, through the extension of John and Jesus' arms, and ultimately rests on the scroll that they both hold on to. The painting receives its title from the singular rose on the table at the bottom of the scene. Humorously enough, through x-rays and research, the rose has been found to be an addition to the original painting. It is currently on display in the Museo del Prado in Madrid, Spain.
This moving image comes in a gold ornate frame under premium clear glass. A truly artistic and religious addition to any home, business, or parish! Holy Family and St. John the Baptist, pray for us!
Hand-crafted in Steubenville, OH.
12x16 inches (image only).