Holy Family with Saint John in a Landscape by Denys Calvaert

Calvaert was producing many private devotional pictures from the same compositional source at this time.

Details

Medium:
Oil on copper
Dimensions:
42 x 32 cm
Art Fund grant:
£12,500 ( Total: £50,000)
Acquired in:
1988
Vendor:
Harari & Johns

This work shows typical Emilian characteristics of setting the sacred scene in a verdant landscape, combining the Flight into Egypt and the presence of St. John. The angels provide miraculous fruit and the spring water, while above there is the miraculous apparition of the cross.

Provenance

Harari & Johns.

Venue details

Scottish National Gallery The Mound, EDINBURGH Edinburgh EH2 2EL 0131 624 6200 www.nationalgalleries.org

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