The Holy Family with the young St John the Baptist

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The Child guides the hand of St John in a tender domestic scene that also contains a clear religious message. Schedoni made a speciality of this type of intimate devotional picture for private clients: here his interest in the art of Ludovico Carracci is apparent. A variation of similar size is in the Uffizi; a similar composition of the Holy Family, with a landscape background, is in the Mahon Collection.

Ashmolean Museum, Oxford



The Holy Family with the young St John the Baptist


oil on panel


H 23 x W 21 cm

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Purchased, 1950

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