Rogier van der Weyden 1399/1400 – 1464


oil on panel (57 × 36 cm) — c. 1445 Museum Museum der Bildenden Künste, Leipzig

Rogier van der Weyden biography

This work is linked to Luke 1:40

The panoramic view behind Mary suggests that she has come a long way. Her status as the Mother of Christ is symbolized by her posture – Mary stands up straight where Elizabeth genuflexes slightly. Both women place a hand on each other's stomach.

Before the entrance to the peculiar castle-like mansion we can see the Elizabeth's husband Zachary, playing with a dog.

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