Painter/Artist: Mariotto Albertinelli, 1474-1515

Florentine School. Pupil of Cosimo Rosselli and for several years partner of Fra Bartolommeo.


THE VISITATION The two women stand bending forward towards each other, their faces nearly touching and their right hands clasped, in front of an open portico. On the right St. Elizabeth in a green robe, yellow mantle, and white veil; on the left the Virgin in a red robe and blue mantle. Below is a gradino with The Annunciation, The Nativity, and The Presentation in the Temple.

Dated 1503. Painted for a congregation of priests for the altar of the church of St. Elizabeth at Florence.