The Christ Child embraces the Virgin, while Saint Joseph, who holds a carpenter's square, looks on at the right. This is one of a group of paintings by an as yet unidentified artist, whose style was influenced to some extent by that of Sodoma, to whom the panel was at one time attributed.

Key facts

Artist
Full title
The Holy Family
Date made
16th century
Medium and support
Oil on wood
Dimensions
49.5 x 38.4 cm
Acquisition credit
Layard Bequest, 1916
Inventory number
NG3125
Location in Gallery