Die Heilige Familie mit dem Johannesknaben
Domenico Beccafumi (1484-1551)

Die Heilige Familie mit dem Johannesknaben,

um 1515
Material / Technology / Carrier
Dimensions of the object
113 cm
Not on display
Inventory number
1816 von Kronzprinz Ludwig in Siena erworben
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München
Domenico Beccafumi, Die Heilige Familie mit dem Johannesknaben, um 1515, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/jWLpaBDGKY (Last updated on 28.08.2023)
Beccafumi elegantly fitted his composition into the round of the tondo – an especially popular format around 1500 for works showing the Virgin Mary. The idiosyncratic idealisation and expressiveness of the figures are also characteristic of this leading proponent of Mannerism in Siena, as are the pronounced sfumato and luminous colouration. This depiction that addresses a broad range of emotions focuses on the Christ Child with the lamb. Through the prophetic proclamation of Christas the Messiah and the 'Lamb of God' by John the Baptist, the lamb became the symbol of sacrificial death.

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