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Our Lady of Mount Carmel with St. Simon Stock, St.Teresa of Avila, St. Albert of Vercelli, the Prophet Elijah and the Souls in Purgatory

Giovanni Battista Tiepolo

In this canvas painted for the Confraternity of the Suffragio del Carmine in Venice (its members are processing in the background), Our Lady of Carmel presents the scapular (or tunic) to Simon Stock, the order’s first general, while Jesus holds a habit ensuring the wearer swift passage through Purgatory. Originally a hermit community (ideally founded by Elijah, in the background) the Carmelites received a rule from St. Albert. Theresa of Avila founded the Discalced Carmelites.

Download hi-res image TITLE Our Lady of Mount Carmel with St. Simon Stock, St.Teresa of Avila, St. Albert of Vercelli, the Prophet Elijah and the Souls in Purgatory
AUTHOR Giovanni Battista Tiepolo
DATE 1745
OBJECT TYPE AND MATERIAL Oil on canvas
DIMENSIONS cm 210 x 650
INVENTORY 2199 - 2197
ROOM XXXIV
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