Once thought to be by an imitator, cleaning revealed the possible participation of Murillo himself.

The figure of the Virgin repeats with slight variations of that in Murillo's picture in the church of Santa Catalina (Capuchin monastery), Cádiz.

Key facts

Artist dates
1617 - 1682
Full title
The Immaculate Conception of the Virgin
Date made
17th century
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
211 x 126 cm
Acquisition credit
Bequeathed by Joseph Trueman Mills, 1924
Inventory number
Location in Gallery