This painting was made by Ribera in 1631. It formed part of the Foundation Marries Ducal of Medinaceli and actually is conserved in the hospital of Tavera in Toledo. It was made in oleo with the dimensions of 196x127 centimetres.
With respect to the festures in painting of the Baroque art this picture has almost all: painted in oil, colour over drawing, use of warm colours,contract with light and shadow, realism and complex compositions.
In this picture the woman was giving the baby of sucking. And the woman´s husband was behind them. There were some headstone that have written a large incription that was entitled "The great miracle of the nature" but in latin.
In this picture we can see a woman, Magdalena Ventura, and her husband. Magdalena was invited to the royal palace of Naples by Fernando Afán de Ribera and Téllez-Girón, duque of Alcala and viceroy of Naples, when he known her existence to be portrayed. It was made in five days and we know its date because the ambassador of Venice describe his visit to this palace in a letter the 11 of February of 1631 during the picture was making up.
This painting was made by José de Ribera who was born in Játiva in Spain. He was a Spanish painter who was developed his life and degree in Italy especially in Naples. His other name was "Giuseppe Ribera" and his nickname was "Lo Spagnoletto".
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