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Mystic Lamb
Author: Josefa de Óbidos (?)
Origin: Portugal (?)
Dating: c.1660-1670
Material: Oil on Canvas
Dimensions (cm): 55,8 x 65
Inv. no.: PNA66706 / PD0714dep

The Passion of Jesus has been represented for centuries through the lamb.

This piece we’re highlighting is part of a vast number of paintings attributed to Josefa de Ayalla, mostly known as Josefa de Óbidos (1630-1684).

Despite being born in Seville, she lived most of her life in Óbidos and took the Portuguese village’s name as her own.

This painter is chiefly known for religious motifs, still lifes and metal engravings and focused on the study of light and contrast that embody the peninsular proto-baroque. As one of the few female painters in the age, she sought from the work of great masters like Zurbarán, Francisco de Herrera, Valdez Leal, André Reinoso and Baltazar Gomes Figueira, who was her father.

Objeto museológico (PDB)