The Holy Family with Saint John the Baptist

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A scene depicting the Holy Family with Saint John the Baptist. The haloed figure of Mary is in the centre, looking off to the right, with a naked baby Jesus on her lap. She supports him and holds onto his right foot. The bearded figure of Joseph is to the left with a halo and holding a stick. Both Mary and Joseph are looking towards the semi-clothed, bearded and haloed figure of Saint John the Baptist to their right, who is kneeling before Mary and Jesus, with a lamb between them. In one hand he holds the end of a scroll clasped to his chest, and the other end is held by the baby Jesus. The landscape background is of trees and hills beneath a dark sky.

The Holy Family with Saint John the Baptist


oil on canvas


H 94.3 x W 135.9 cm

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Acquisition method

gift from Lieutenant Colonel R. H. Antrobus, 1971

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