The Presentation of Our Lord in the Temple

by Isabella Childs December 30, 2020

Mary and Infant Jesus Christ

    This is a painting of the Presentation of Our Lord in the Temple by French seventeenth-century painter Simon Vouet.


     In the image, Our Lady kneels in front of Simeon at the top of a flight of steps in the Temple. Simeon holds the Child Jesus, having just received Him from the Blessed Mother. Saint Joseph stands behind the Virgin Mary. Other people stand about, looking on. Two angels hover in the air above.


    The carved, white marble pillars of the temple are in the background.

    Download the digitally-restored image here.




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