(SOLD) Study after Dyce’s “Virgin and Child”

5×7 oil painting study of Our Lady and baby Jesus after William Dyce’s painting from 1845!  Read more about the painting below!


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On the Painting:

Th tender scene of Our Lady reading what I believe is meant to be a book of prayers to the child Jesus. Jesus leans against Our Lady and attentively follows along.

The divinity of Jesus as well as His humanity is so beautifully portrayed; His divinity in the attentive gaze, understanding even though He is so young, and his humanity in the leaning in and holding on to His mother’s clothes. There’s such a delicate balance.

William Dyce was a Scottish painter who lived from 1806-1864. He studied in Rome before settling in Edinburgh where he supported himself by painting portraits, and then later religious subject which he preferred. He eventually was invited to London to head what would become the Royal College of Art.


This alla prima study is part of my training arc for painting the Litany of Loretto Marian series, which I’ve begun to develop on my Patreon! You can find out more about it here.

No prints will be made of the master copy studies.

Painted on an archival panel; linen mounted on 3/8″ plywood. It cannot hang by itself, but will fit in most standard 5×7 frames.

Additional information

Weight 12 oz
Dimensions 12 × 6 × 6 in

Art and frame, Just art


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While many items are made to order, I always strive to get your order out by the next shipping day – Tuesday and Thursday. I ship First Class USPS which generally takes 2-4 days after that to arrive at your house.

11×14 prints and canvas prints are drop shipped and will take up to 5 days to ship. Smaller prints are stocked here and ship regularly.

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Your Impact

For every order, 10% of all proceeds will go to organizations who provide resources to at risk women before and after birth.

The first is The Pregnancy Care Center of Rockford. They area a local organization to me,  providing resources and care for free to women in crisis pregnancies, from ultrasounds to parenting classes to post abortion healing.

The second is the Sisters of Life, a newer religious community founded in 1991 in New York to promote the dignity of every human life. They have houses for women to come live with them during and after their pregnancy as they get back on their feet, as well as counseling for post abortion healing, and other missions.

About the artist

Hi! I’m Monica Skrzypczak; an oil painter and rosary maker with a passion for creating beauty and bringing faith into every home. Feel free to contact me to commission a painting or a custom rosary!

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