The Nativity of Mary or the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary is one of the Marian feasts of the Catholic liturgical calendar.
The New Testament says nothing about the place and date of birth of Mary, mother of Jesus.
According to an apocryphal gospel, Mari's parents are called Joachim and Anne, and Mary's birth is presented as miraculous Anne being sterile.
The house where she was born would be located near the Bethesda swimming pool (Lions Gate) in Jerusalem.Oil on canvas, autograph replica of the painting by Pierre de Cortone (159-1669) kept in the Louvre (171 X123 cm), painting reported in 1698 as needing a new frame or to be reinterpreted (old Jabach collection, acquired from it by the Louis XIV collection in 166é;
We know of many copies with little interest made between 1830 and 1870, the less attention we get.In addition to the fact that it was executed in the 17th century and restored in the 19th century, it is almost identical in size to that which appears in the sale Caulet d'Hauteville in 1774, under number 25, as "painted by Pierre Mignard for the oratory of Mme de Montespan".
with the size 124 x 97 !
French School, second half of the 17th century
127 X 97 cm
Louis XIV style frame in gilded wood from the 19th century.