Holy Family with Saint John the Baptist

Perino del Vaga (1501-1547)

 
Holy Family with Saint John the Baptist
4 0 c m
 
30cm
actual image size: 22cm x 30cm

Description

This unfinished work offers a rare glimpse in the early stages of the painting process. The children’s bodies and the adults’ hands were modelled thinly in paint. In the rest of the composition, two types of underdrawing are visible. Mary’s features were traced from a cartoon, but her exuberant drapery was drawn freehand with a fine brush. Perino del Vaga was a member of Raphael’s workshop and became the leading painter in Rome. However, this painting was probably executed during his decade-long stay in Genoa.

Image Details

Date
 
1528-1537
Collection
 
The Courtauld Gallery, London

© The Samuel Courtauld Trust, The Courtauld Gallery, London

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