Heilige Familie (Maria mit Kind, dem Johannesknaben, der hl. Elisabeth und zwei Engeln)
Andrea del Sarto (1486-1530)

Heilige Familie (Maria mit Kind, dem Johannesknaben, der hl. Elisabeth und zwei Engeln),

um 1514/15
Material / Technology / Carrier
Pappelholz
Dimensions of the object
137,6 x 104,3 cm
Displayed
Not on display
Genre
Malerei
Inventory number
501
Acquisition
1806 aus der Galerie Düsseldorf
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München
Citation
Andrea del Sarto, Heilige Familie (Maria mit Kind, dem Johannesknaben, der hl. Elisabeth und zwei Engeln), um 1514/15, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/ZnxwPm7LXg (Last updated on 07.07.2022)
Andrea del Sarto had a significant influence on Florentine painting in the High Renaissance. His later style paved the way for Mannerism, as clearly shown in this work. He painted this extremely sensitively composed depiction of the Virgin and Child's encounter with Elizabeth and the infant St John for a silk merchant from Florence. John's pointing gesture signalises his prophecy 'Ecce agnus dei'. Through the subtly differentiated reactions of the figures, John the Baptist's message is rendered poignantly visible as the essence of this pictorial narrative.

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