In the centre is the infant Virgin Mary, women and angels. In the left background is Saint Anne in bed, and Saint Joachim.

This is a copy from after 1804 of the composition designed by Murillo for Seville Cathedral, and executed in 1655 (Louvre, Paris).

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
1617 - 1682
Full title
The Birth of the Virgin
Date made
after 1804
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
26.6 x 45.2 cm
Acquisition credit
Presented by Lord Savile, 1888
Inventory number
NG1257
Location in Gallery