Our Lady gazes off into the distance as she contemplates the Passion of her Son, her hands clasped in prayer and hope in God’s will.
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.
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.