Holy Family

A work made of oil on panel.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of oil on panel.

Date:

1440/60

Artist:

South German

About this artwork

This view of the Holy Family in an interior is filled with the trappings of a comfortable bourgeois existence. Its unknown maker was probably working from a repertory of pattern drawings derived from the most innovative Netherlandish painters of the early 15th century, Rogier van der Weyden and Jan van Eyck. The pose of the Virgin and the buffet with its brass and pewter vessels are particularly indebted to their work. At the same time, the painting’s dry style and its use of a spruce rather than an oak panel for the support are indications that it was made in Southern Germany.

On View

European Painting and Sculpture, Gallery 202

Artist

Northern Netherlandish School

Title

Holy Family

Origin

Northern Netherlands

Date

1475

Medium

Oil on panel

Dimensions

Panel: 50.2 × 47.8 cm (19 3/4 × 18 3/4 in.); Painted Surface: 49.5 × 47.3 cm (19 1/2 × 18 5/8 in.)

Credit Line

Mr. and Mrs. Martin A. Ryerson Collection

Reference Number

1933.1044

Extended information about this artwork

Object information is a work in progress and may be updated as new research findings emerge. To help improve this record, please email .

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