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The Holy Family with Saints Anne and Catherine of Alexandria  1648

by Jusepe de Ribera

A masterpiece of the artist’s maturity, this painting combines the naturalism and quality of physical presence associated with Caravaggio with the elevated formal language of Raphael. Spanish by birth, Ribera lived all of his adult life in Rome and Naples, which was ruled by a Spanish viceroy. During his early years in Rome, he adopted Caravaggio’s practice of working dire...
Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art