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The Vision of saint Hermann Joseph with Mary

1630, Artist: Anthonis van Dyck



The Vision of saint Hermann Joseph with Mary

The Premonstratensian monk’s vision of his betrothal to Mary was the apotheosis of his marked veneration of the Virgin Mary. Deep affection, devotion and emotion are to be found in the posture, gestures and countenance of the kneeling monk. In contrast Mary seems distanced, aloof and cool. The smiling angel, its arm and shoulder uncovered, assumes the role of intermediary both in terms of composition and content. All emotion seems to be focused on his swirling robe.

Location: Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Kabinett 23

Object data

Object Name







Anthonis van Dyck (1599 Antwerpen - 1641 London) - GND




159,5 cm x 129 cm x 3 cm
Framed: 188 cm x 159 cm x 11 cm

Image rights

Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Gemäldegalerie

Inv. No.

Gemäldegalerie, 488


1630 Marian Congregation of the Jesuits, Antwerp; 1776 acquired from the Jesuit congregation in Antwerp

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