The Virgin of the Lilies (or the Madonna of the Lilies) (1899)

This piece depicts Mary and the Christ Child and is similar to another work by Bouguereau, The Virgin with Angels(1900). Both show the Blessed Mother, clothed in black robe, holding the Child, her eyes cast downward, as if she is presenting him to the world and willing herself to fade to the background as her Son becomes the focus of attention. She is demur, quiet, understated, calm.

This was painted by William Bouguereau.  For more on the painter see this post.

See a post on this art work here.