The Child Virgin Spinning
ca. 1700
25" x 19.5"
Framed: 33" x 27"
Painting, oil on canvas
Region: Seville, Spain
The depiction of a young Mary spinning wool is most likely derived from the story of the three-year-old virgin's presentation at the temple by her parents - a story that appears in one of the apocryphal gospels. The image of the young Virgin at her tasks in the temple is rare in European art outside Spain.

This work is attributed to Andres Perez (1660-1727)