G. A. Rusteghello
The Immaculate Conception

First half of the 19th century
Church of St. Felix, Venice, Italy

This painting uses the traditional iconography of the Immaculate Conception. Attended by angels/putti, Mary stands on a crescent moon and crushes the head of a dragon. The one unusual feature is the addition of St. Michael, who is about to slay the dragon himself.

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Photographed at the church by Richard Stracke, shared under Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.