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Father Barnabas: Patchlove: I agree, it is beautiful. This is a close up of a painting entitled "The Madonna of the Lilies" painted in 1899 by William Adolphe Bouguereau (1825-1905), a French artist. This work shows sublime solemnity and reverence as well as artistic excellence through use of color, facial expression and detail. It is one of my favorite portrayals of Madonna and Child.