Albrecht Dürer 1471 – 1528

Seven Sorrows: The Circumcision

oil on panel (63 × 45 cm) — 1495-1496 Museum Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister, Dresden

Albrecht Dürer biography

This work is linked to Luke 2:21

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The first panel from Dürer's series on The Seven Sorrows of Mary. It might also be the second sorrow, as the exact order of circumcision and flight into Egypt can't be deduced from the gospels.

The seven sorrows are moments where either Mary witnessed Jesus suffering, or Jesus made her suffer.

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