The Holy Family, Garofalo
Garofalo
The Holy Family
DE
Back to top

Garofalo

The Holy Family, 1515 – 1520


Dimensions
53.3 x 81.1 x 2.2 cm
Physical Description
Poplar
Inventory Number
976
Acquisition
Acquired in 1862
Status
Not on display

Texts

About the Work

The Italian painter Benvenuto Tisi was given the sobriquet "Il Garofalo" because of the carnation in his crest. He spent his entire life travelling throughout Italy in order to work together with a wide variety of contemporary artists. This painting shows an interior with coloured tiles in which the Holy Family has taken up its positions. The elderly Joseph is sitting on a wooden bench and has dozed off. The Virgin Mary is sitting on the floor and is holding the Infant Jesus in her lap. She has extended her right hand towards the flames which are flickering upwards from the embers in a portable stove. With one leg bent and his head turned to the side, the Christ Child seems literally to be writhing.

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
The Holy Family
Painter
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Poplar
Material

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
CC BY-SA 4.0 Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Acquisition
Acquired in 1862

Work Content

Iconclass

Primary
  • 73B81 Holy Family (alone), 'Trinitas terrestris'
Secondary

More to discover

Contact

Do you have any suggestions, questions or information about this work?

Last update

25.01.2021