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Raphael, Marriage of the Virgin, 1504

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smarthistory Espousal of the Blessed Virgin Mary Memorial 23 January Feast in honor of the Blessed Virgin‘s espousal to Saint Joseph. It dates from 1517 when it was granted to the nuns of the Annunc…More
smarthistory Espousal of the Blessed Virgin Mary Memorial
23 January Feast in honor of the Blessed Virgin‘s espousal to Saint Joseph.
It dates from 1517 when it was granted to the nuns of the Annunciation by Pope Leo X with nine other Masses in honor of Our Lady. Adopted by many religious orders and dioceses, it was observed for a time by nearly the whole Church, but is no longer in the Calendar. It is the subject of a famous painting by Raphael and Viterbo.
Raphael's Marriage of the Virgin, 1504, oil on panel, 174 cm × 121 cm / 69 in × 48 in (Pinacoteca di Brera, Milan) Speakers: Dr. Beth Harris & Dr. Steven Zucker. Created by Beth Harris and Steven Zucker.