Mary and Elizabeth with Jesus and John the Baptist, an oil on copper from the Italian School and painted in the 17th century. This antique work of art radiates beauty and artistic skill, as shown by the amazing use of color, the great attention to detail and the balanced composition. The scene depicts Virgin Mary, her cousin Saint Elizabeth and their respective Sons, Jesus and John the Baptist. It follows the traditional iconography, with Mary in the center and Elizabeth to the right. To the left, baby Jesus rests in His Mothers arms and Saint John the Baptists is right beside Him, dressed in a red cloak. The triangular composition creates a stylized effect which enhances the scenes spirituality. The faces of the female figures, one frontal and other in profile, are serene and attractive. The oil colors mix intensity and harmony, with a gorgeous background simulating green velvet and blue, pink, white, red and orange clothes. The golden details of the halos and the trimmings provide the painting with light and richness. At the back of the copper plate we can see a handwritten text in Spanish, in a lovely calligraphy. The painting is mounted in a fine water-gilt carved wooden frame, perfect for its exhibition. As lovely as antique, this oil on copper painting with an image of Mary and Elizabeth with Jesus and John the Baptist is a piece full of spirituality and history. Dimensions: Oil without Frame: Width: 6.69 in / 17 cm. Height: 8.46 in / 21.5 cm. Frame: Width: 9 in / 23 cm. Height: 11 in / 28 cm. "IMPORTANT: In order to export antique artwork outside of Spain, it is necessary to apply for a special art export permit that is processed by the Spanish Ministry of Culture. These permits can take between 2 and 6 weeks, after which time it can be exported as antique artwork. Keep this in mind when purchasing."