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Holy Family

A work made of engraving on paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of engraving on paper.

Date:

c. 1510

Artist:

Monogrammist GG
Netherlandish, early 16th century

About this artwork

In this representation of the Holy Family, the crowned Virgin Mary stands at left, holding a garland of roses, a flower associated with purity and healing. In the center, the infant Jesus reaches for this garland, as well as a branch of lilies held by Saint Joseph. Above the trio, the Holy Spirit is represented in the form of a dove, while God the Father is seated on a cloud surrounded by four angels playing musical instruments. The initials “GG” at the bottom right refer to the monogram of an unknown master who possibly lived at the beginning of the 16th century.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Unknown artist

Title

Holy Family

Place

Flanders (Artist's nationality:)

Date  Dates are not always precisely known, but the Art Institute strives to present this information as consistently and legibly as possible. Dates may be represented as a range that spans decades, centuries, dynasties, or periods and may include qualifiers such as c. (circa) or BCE.

1505–1515

Medium

Engraving on paper

Dimensions

17.9 × 12.8 cm (7 1/16 × 5 1/16 in.)

Credit Line

Bequest of Mrs. Potter Palmer, Jr.

Reference Number

1956.1027

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