Domenico Ghirlandaio 1449 – 1494

The Visitation

fresco — 1486-1490 Museum Santa Maria Novella, Florence

This work is linked to Luke 1:40

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In biblical context the word "visitation" is used for the visit Mary paid to her aunt Elisabeth. Both were pregnant at that time. Mary with Jesus, and Elisabeth with John the Baptist.

This fresco is part of the series Ghirlandaio made in the Tornabuoni family chapel in the church of Santa Maria Novella in Florence. All works in this series are about the life of John the Baptist.

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