This soft and gentle Madonna and Child painting is entitled L'Innocence and was painted by artist William Bouguereau in the late 1800's. Adolphe-William Bouguereau was a famous portrait artist born in La Rochelle France on November 30,1825. He followed the classical style of 16th century painters such as Raphael. Bouguereau painted for a number of Catholic Churches throughout the latter 1800s. The Virgin Mary holds the sleeping Baby Jesus as well as a little lamb, signifying Our Lord's future sacrifice. Makes a tender and spiritual gift for an expecting mother to hang in the nursery, or a gift for a new mother to celebrate her happiness. Features a dark ornate wood frame. It is available in three sizes: 12x24 (Item #2002346), 8x16 (Item #2002345), or 5x10 (Item #2002344).