Anne Teaching the Virgin to Read
Oil on canvas
Church of San Giuseppe alla Lungara, Rome
is unlike any other I have seen of Anne teaching Mary to read. In
the others, the Virgin is always a child and the two are alone.
Here Mary is a young adult and St. Joseph
is present, looking up at the putti.
The painting hangs in a church dedicated to St. Joseph, which may explain these
More of St. Anne
Photographed at the site by Richard Stracke