The Holy Family

Etcher Wenceslaus Hollar Bohemian
After Perino del Vaga (Pietro Buonaccorsi) Italian
Publisher Hendrik van der Borcht II Dutch

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The holy family; Virgin Mary seated at left, holding Christ child in her right arm; John the Baptist child at right holding crucifix and reaching out his left hand to touch object held by Christ, observed by St Joseph in the background.
The print reproduces an oil painting on canvas, dated c. 1520 and given to Raphael, in the Museo del Prado, Madrid (inv. P00302).
(Text from Antony Griffiths, 'The Print in Stuart Britain', BM 1998, cat. 52)
This etching was made after a painting or drawing in Arundel's collection (for a discussion of the possible original, which is closer to Raphael than to Perino, see D.Jaffé and others in Apollo, CXLIV 1996, p.31).

The Holy Family, Wenceslaus Hollar (Bohemian, Prague 1607–1677 London), Etching, only state

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