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The Holy Family with Saints in a Landscape
Studio of Peter Paul Rubens

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 Studio of Peter Paul Rubens
Artist dates 1577 - 1640
Full title The Holy Family with Saints in a Landscape
Date made after 1635
Medium and support Oil on canvas
Dimensions 119 x 158.5 cm
Acquisition credit Bought, 1824
Inventory number NG67
Location in Gallery Gallery A: Paintings after 1600
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