Christ Taking Leave of His Mother

Paris Bordone (Paris Pasqualino), Italian (active Venice), 1500 - 1571

Geography:
Made in Venice, Italy, Europe

Date:
c. 1530

Medium:
Oil on canvas transferred from panel

Dimensions:
32 3/4 × 28 3/4 inches (83.2 × 73 cm)

Curatorial Department:
European Painting

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:
Cat. 207

Credit Line:
John G. Johnson Collection, 1917

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Label:
This scene is drawn not from the Gospels but rather it is an imaginary meeting of Christ and the Virgin Mary. A seventeenth-century Venetian writer called the painting's unusual subject "a beautiful idea" that prefigures the meeting of the Virgin Mary and Christ in Paradise.