The Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection, A Family Collection, A National Museum, An International Treasure House
Talks and Lectures

Treasure of the Month: Bartolomé-Esteban Murillo, The Marriage of the Virgin, Spain, c.1660-70

Monday 11th March, 2013

1:00pm - 2:00pm

Price: Admission Free

Ages: All Ages

Lecturer: Lucy Davis 

The Marriage of the Virgin is one of Murillo's finest paintings. The Virgin takes the hand of Joseph as their marriage is blessed by the high priest of the temple of Jerusalem, Zacharias. The Holy Spirit descends on the couple, and Joseph's rod symbolically bursts into flower. A small, delicate work on a mahogany panel, it would have been intended for a private collection. Talks: Lucy Davis,1 and 11 March at 1pm Free, no need to book. Talks in the galleries are strictly limited to 25 people with places allocated on a first come first served basis.