Birth of Saint John the Baptist
Inside a room with a wood beamed ceiling, several damsels surround the mother of the Newborn baby, Saint Elizabeth, offering her food and drink. The new mother is lying on the bed, praying, accompanied by the Virgin Mary who, in the foreground, is holding Saint John the Baptist on her lap. Next to her a maid is heating some nappies over a lit brazier.
Saint Michael Archangel, Pedro García de Benabarre, 1455-1480. Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (Boston).
196.5 x 122 x 7 cm