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The Holy Family with Saint John the Baptist (La sagrada familia con San Juan Bautista)  1700

by Anonymous

The depiction of the holy family with Saint John the Baptist is a common subject of devotional painting in Europe and the Americas. Here the holy family is set against a nocturnal landscape illuminated by the profusion of gold that radiates from the Virgin’s head. The work is endowed with a great sense of dynamism, but also intimacy and tenderness meant to instill devotion...
5 1/8 x 4 1/8 in. (13.02 x 10.48 cm)
Oil with gold on copper
Courtesy of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art