This work is also the product of collaborators, as the difference in the rendition of the two female figures reveals. Sebastiano Mainardi may have been responsible for the slightly harder and more static St Elisabeth, while the Virgin, all veils and chiaroscuro, is by Ghirlandaio.
Мария Иакова, слева
Мария с Елизаветой
Марии Саломея, справа
The meeting takes place in a broad landscape of rarefied atmosphere, with a series of large buildings bathed in sunlight. It is an affectionate, yet measured, encounter.