Format: 17cm x 13cm (without frames). The figure of the sorrowful Virgin Mary appears in the 16th century. In this case, she personifies the Church, remaining alone to bear the sorrows of the world after the departure of the disciples. She is then called the Virgin of compassion or of solitude.
One of the titles of Christ, Salvator Mundi, corresponds to a devotional image that is encountered more particularly in Northern Europe during the Renaissance. Christ is depicted holding a globe topped with a cross and gesturing in blessing. The figure of the Virgin often accompanies him. The frames are from the Louis Philippe era, with guilloché decoration in gold leaf, so they are not original and were probably cut from a larger frame to fit the copper format. Both the artworks and the frames have been recently restored.