Holy Family with the Infant Saint John and Saint Elizabeth

Benvenuto TisiCirca 1520

The Courtauld Institute of Art

The Courtauld Institute of Art
London, United Kingdom

Two angels draw back a curtain to reveal the Christ Child surrounded by his parents, Mary and Joseph. To the right are Mary’s cousin, Saint Elizabeth, and her infant son, John the Baptist. Garofalo was a leading painter in the northern Italian city of Ferrara. This work is typical of the delicately painted devotional images in which he specialised.


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