Education of the Virgin

Giuseppe Mazzuoli (Italian, 1644-1725)c. 1700

The Cleveland Museum of Art

The Cleveland Museum of Art
Cleveland, United States

During the Counter-Reformation, the Roman Catholic Church increasingly upheld Saint Anne, the Virgin Mary’s mother, as an example of virtuous motherhood, particularly in emphasizing her daughter’s religious education. Its graceful composition also connects to the idealized, elegant work of Guido Reni.

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  • Title: Education of the Virgin
  • Creator: Giuseppe Mazzuoli (Italian, 1644-1725)
  • Date Created: c. 1700
  • Physical Dimensions: Overall: 110.5 x 96.5 x 26 cm (43 1/2 x 38 x 10 1/4 in.)
  • Provenance: Possibly Palazzo del Drago (formerly Albani) (Rome, Italy), Heim Gallery (London, England), sold to the Cleveland Museum of Art, 1973.
  • Type: Sculpture
  • Rights: CC0
  • External Link: https://clevelandart.org/art/1973.6
  • Medium: marble
  • Department: European Painting and Sculpture
  • Culture: Italy, Rome, early 18th Century
  • Credit Line: John L. Severance Fund
  • Collection: Sculpture
  • Accession Number: 1973.6

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