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Andrea Mantegna: 'The Holy Family with Saint John'
The subject matter and the composition (which may have been cut down) are unusual.

John the Baptist points to the infant Christ, who holds an olive branch, symbolising peace, and, as Saviour of the World, a globe. They stand on a curved parapet enclosing the Virgin Mary, who appears to be sewing, although the paint is so rubbed that this is no longer clear. Saint Joseph stands behind, looking away.

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