The Visitation of the Virgin to Saint Elizabeth

Just after the Annunciation, the Virgin Mary visited her cousin Saint Elizabeth, who was also expecting a child. He was to be Saint John the Baptist.

The figure in the background is probably Saint Zacharias or Saint Joseph. This work and 'The Flight into Egypt', by the same workshop, are from the same altarpiece.

Key facts

Artist dates
active 1492; died after 1538
Full title
The Visitation of the Virgin to Saint Elizabeth
Date made
about 1516
Medium and support
Oil on oak
80.5 × 70 cm
Acquisition credit
Bequeathed by Mrs Joseph H. Green, 1880
Inventory number
Location in Gallery

Other paintings in the group: Two Panels from an Altarpiece

Workshop of Goossen van der Weyden
about 1516
Workshop of the Master of 1518: 'The Flight into Egypt'