The Holy Family and Saint John the Baptist

The Christ Child stands in front of the Virgin holding rosary beads, while Saint Joseph looks on from behind, and the infant Baptist on the left holds a cross.

Probably painted about 1620-5, perhaps under the influence of Caravaggio's 'Madonna of the Rosary' (Vienna, Kunsthistorisches Museum), which at that time was in the Dominican church in Antwerp.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
1593 - 1678
Full title
The Holy Family and Saint John the Baptist
Date made
probably 1620-5
Medium and support
Oil on oak
Dimensions
123 x 93.9 cm
Acquisition credit
Presented by the 5th Duke of Northumberland, 1838
Inventory number
NG164
Location in Gallery