Images of the Virgin Mary in Italian Art, 1260-1500

The Virgin Mary occupies a hugely important place in the Christian religion, especially in Roman Catholic liturgy and devotions. While she plays a surprisingly minor role in the New Testament, she was immediately assigned an important position by the early Church and became one of the most popular subjects for early artists. This lecture will consider a range of representative images of the Virgin, some devotional, others narrative, that are on display at the National Gallery. Dr Susanna Avery-Quash is the Eastlake Research Fellow at the National Gallery, London. She is also an affiliated lecturer at the Department of History of Art, University of Cambridge.

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Opening times

Daily, including bank holidays, 10am – 5pm Closed 24 – 26 Dec

Entry details

10.00 2.30pm

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