The Young Virgin, ca. 1632–33
Francisco de Zurbarán (Spanish, 1598–1664)
Oil on canvas; 46 x 37 in. (116.8 x 94 cm)
Fletcher Fund, 1927 (27.137)
According to medieval legend, as a girl the Virgin Mary lived in the Temple in Jerusalem, where she devoted herself to praying and sewing vestments, the subject of Zurbarán's painting, executed about 1632–33.