Peter Paul Rubens 1577 – 1640

Presentation in the Temple (Deposition - right panel)

oil on panel (421 × 153 cm) — 1612 - 14 Museum Cathedral of Our Lady, Antwerp

Peter Paul Rubens biography

This work is linked to Luke 2:27

Simeon carries the infant. In the shadow, the prophetess Anna. Mary is supporting the child, while Joseph kneels. The spectator on the left is Nicolaas Rockox, a prominent citizen of Antwerp.

Right wing of a triptych.

Left wing: Visitation.
Central panel: Deposition.

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