[SOLD] Study after Sassoferrato’s “Virgin in Prayer”

5×7 oil painting study of Our Lady after Sassoferato’s painting from 1640-50!  Read more about the painting below!


Optionally available with a beautiful, custom handmade frame with 12k gold leaf accents, ready to hang in your home. Painting size is 5″x7″, with the frame it’s 10″x12″.

Ships free within the US! All shipping for originals includes insurance and tracking, even outside the US.


NOTE: I only have one of each frame in stock at any given time. Should you purchase a painting with a frame that has already been sold before I can update the listing, I will contact you about the increased lead time and give you the option to purchase just the painting (in which case you will be refunded for the frame). Since the frames are handcrafted from scratch, it takes about a month to arrive at my door. With any luck this will not be an issue and I’ll always have the frames in stock. If a frame is out of stock it will be noted above the add to cart button above.


Master copy was painted on an archival panel; linen mounted on 3/8″ plywood. It cannot hang by itself.


Our Lady gazes down, with hands delicately folded in prayer. A warm light suffuses the scene, shining brightly from the top, signifying the light of heaven. As a result we see a beautiful array of colors in the shadows formed out of the light bouncing off Mary’s face.

Giovanni Battista Salvi da Sassoferrato’s work was held in high regard through the mid-19th century, and went through a huge revival in the 20th when interest returned to the Baroque style of art. Very little of his life is known.

His paintings of Our Lady are extremely well known to this day, this being one of many that you probably have seen a hundred times but never knew who painted it.


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.

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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