Virgin of the Napkin by Bartolomé Esteban Murillo
Oil reproduction on canvas of “Virgin of the Napkin”, painted by Murillo in 1666 for the Church of the Capuchins of Seville. The work is a religious painting, representing the Virgin Mary and Jesus at a young age. It belonged to the Capuchins for 150 years, in 1836 it became the property of the government due to the disentailment of the Church’s assets, settling in the “Museo de Bellas Artes” in Seville, where it is currently located.
The curiosity around this fantastic work by Murillo is, why does it have that name?
Legend has it that while Murillo was painting in the convent of the Capuchins, a monk who served him food told Murillo that it would be great to have an image of the Virgin in his room so that he could pray, and Murillo took a large napkin because he did not have a canvas and painted the work we know today.
The original measures 67 x 72 cm.
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