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The Holy Family with Saints Francis and Anne and the Infant Saint John the Baptist  1638

by Peter Paul Rubens

An ecstatic Saint Francis adores the infant Christ, who appears in this warm-hearted vision with the Virgin Mary, her mother Saint Anne, a subdued Saint Joseph, and a playful young Saint John the Baptist. Rubens made a number of modifications in the course of work, intensifying the friar’s impetuous movement and revising the Virgin’s pose from a formal profile to a casual ...
Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art