the holy family with st. john the baptist

The Holy Family with the Young St John the Baptist. Bartolomeo Schedoni (Italian, 1578-1615). Oil on panel. The Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology.

The Child guides the hand of St John in a tender domestic scene that also contains a clear religious message. Schedoni made a specialty of this type of intimate devotional picture for private clients. Here his interest in the art of Ludovico Carracci is apparent.

Vincent Sellaer (Attributed to)    

Holy Family with St. John the Baptist, St. Elizabeth, and Zacharias, 16th century     

Oil on panel      

La Salle University Art Museum