The Holy Family

The Holy Family
The Holy Family

1650-1700 / God & Faith / Oil on Canvas/Board / Painting / Portrait
Oil on panel (oak)
School of Godfried Schalcken, likely 1600s

A portrait of the Holy Family.

The scene is painted in the style of the Dutch Old Masters. It is similar to work by Godfried Schalcken (or Gottfried Schalken),1643 –1706. Schalcken was a Dutch portrait and genre painter. Schalcken's work was very detailed and finely painted, and he was particularly celebrated for reproducing candlelight.

See also the painting of 'Paul at the Gate of the Temple Easing the Suffering' in the Online Collection, likely painted by the same artist.