Collection

Saint Family under the Column

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  • Saint Family under the Column 2
  • Saint Family under the Column 3
Basic information
ID
Ж-1487
Author
unknown
Name
Saint Family under the Column
Date of creation
18th c.
Country
Italy
Technique
oil painting
Material
canvas oil
Dimensions (height x width, cm)
61 x 72.5
Information about author
Author
unknown
Object description
Even if the rest of the Holy Family on the flight to Egypt wasn't described in the Bible, nevertheless it was represented in the Western European painting for centuries. In the present work, the artist interprets the biblical story in a peculiar way. The holy family is recreated near the building, which can be partially visible by the column. The Virgin is sitting with the Child in her arms, on the left Joseph reads the Bible, and among the clouds cherubims worship Child. Behind the main scene, reveals a pastoral landscape with wooded hills.