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Oil on canvas representing "the Birth of the Virgin Mary",France,17th c.
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 [...]