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The Holy Family and Saint John the Baptist
Jacob Jordaens

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 Jacob Jordaens
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 Room 21
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