Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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The Holy Family
  • Austria
  • The Holy Family, circa 1800–1850
  • Where object was made: Sandl, Archduchy of Austria/Austrian Empire (present-day Austria)
  • reverse painting on glass
  • Canvas/Support: 25.4 x 17.8 cm
    Canvas/Support: 10 x 7 in
  • The Mildred Lee Ward Collection
  • On view: Stewart Gallery, 406, W5
  • 2010.0056

Image of Joseph, Mary, and Jesus. Jesus is depicted as a young boy. He is wearing a white and black robe. Mary is standing behind him on his left side and holds his hand. She is wearing her traditional blue veil with a light-colored robe underneath. Joseph is standing behind Jesus on his right side and is holding his hand. He is wearing a green robe and a light-colored shawl. He is holding some sort of branch in one hand. Behind them, a tree depicts what appears to be a dove in the tree’s branches.