Holy Family on the Steps
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Formerly attributed to the artist, this is now considered to be by an anonymous follower. The Virgin is seen with the Christ child, Saint Joseph, Saint Elizabeth and Saint John the Baptist on the steps of the Temple. On the lowest step are a basket of apples, a symbol of life, one of which Saint John offers to Christ, and a bowl and a casket symbolizing the gold, frankincense and myrrh offered to Christ by the three Magi.
Owner/Location: National Gallery of Art - Washington DC  (United States - Washington)
Dates: 1648
Artist age:Approximately 54 years old.
Dimensions: Height: 69 cm (27.17 in.), Width: 98 cm (38.58 in.)
Medium: Painting - oil on canvas
Entered by: Member laure9 on 28 January 2009.
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