Reproduction of an engraving by Albrecht Dürer depicting the Virgin sitting on a bench cradling the infant Christ as Saint Joseph sleeps propped up against the bench on the left. A small grasshopper sits on the ground at the Virgin's feet, and God and a dove can be seen in the sky above them.


  • Title: La Sainte famille au papillon
  • Creator: Bisson Frères
  • Date Created: 1861
  • Location Created: Paris, France
  • Physical Dimensions: 23.5 × 18.5 cm (9 1/4 × 7 5/16 in.)
  • Type: Print
  • External Link: Find out more about this object on the Museum website.
  • Medium: Albumen silver print
  • Terms of Use: Open Content
  • Number: 84.XB.419.45
  • Credit Line: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
  • Creator Display Name: Bisson Frères (French, active 1840 - 1864)
  • Classification: Photographs (Visual Works)

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