Marriage of the Virgin - Poussin

This artwork by Poussin shows the wedding of the Virgin Mary to St. Joseph. Mary and Joseph kneel across from each other in front of a priest, clasping their right hands together. Joseph holds a stalk of lilies in his left hand, symbolizing his love of chastity. The Holy Ghost, in the form of a dove, hovers in the air above the couple. The wedding guests joyfully look on.

Collections: Virgin Mary