Saint Anne

Saint Anne is the patron saint of women in labour. She is also the patron saint of housewives.

Legend has it that Saint Anne and her husband Joachim were the Virgin Mary’s parents.

By bringing her daughter up to become a worthy mother of God, Saint Anne became associated with the best qualities of being a mother.

Master of the Osservanza, 'The Birth of the Virgin', about1440
Master of the Osservanza, The Birth of the Virgin, about1440 

Painting
Master of the Osservanza
about 1440
Master of the Osservanza: 'The Birth of the Virgin'

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Netherlandish: 'The Virgin and Child with Saint Anne'
The Virgin and Child with Saint Anne
Workshop of Albert Cornelis