The Holy Family with Saints in a Landscape

The Virgin and Child are shown in front of a classical building. Further to the left is a female saint and Saint George with the princess he saved from the dragon. On the right the infant John the Baptist with two angels pulls a lamb towards the sleeping Christ Child. In the landscape behind this group Saint Joseph sleeps.

The composition is based on a painting by Rubens of the Rest on the Flight into Egypt (Madrid, Prado) that probably dates to about 1635, and a woodcut after that picture, produced under Rubens's supervision, which excludes the saints. This painting may also have been made in Rubens's studio.

Key facts

Artist dates
1577 - 1640
Full title
The Holy Family with Saints in a Landscape
Date made
after 1635
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
119 x 158.5 cm
Acquisition credit
Bought, 1824
Inventory number
Location in Gallery