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The Holy Family with Saint John
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The Holy Family with Saint John

Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description The Virgin is supporting the Child, who stands upon a low grassy wall, behind which she is placed. The Child holds in his right hand a bunch of fruit taken from the circular basket proffered by the young St. John. At the right, St. Joseph leans on his staff. Above the group a swag of drapery is thrown over a tree. The background is a sky dotted with tiny sprays of light. At the base is a panel painted in gilt scrolls on a black ground with, at the extreme right, the signature: I L with a fleur-de-lys between.
Provenance Mame collection, Tours [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henri Daguerre, Paris [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1928, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] I L
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1928

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mid 17th century
painted enamels on silvered copper
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H: 4 7/16 x W: 3 5/16 in. (11.3 x 8.4 cm)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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