Depicted is the holy family receiving a donation. Mary is seated on a chair holding Jesus who is standing on her leg. Joseph stands behind her. Kneeling on the ground is St. John on one side and a donor woman on the other. Both are praying. In front of Mary is the donor woman's son who is holding a cat on a leash.
The emphasis in this painting is Mary and Jesus. They are shown directly centered in the piece. Color is used quite well with both primary and secondary hues represented. Dossi shows great contrast with the dark colored clothing worn by Joseph, St. John and their guest against Mary's blue and gold mantle. These dark colors surrounding Mary highlight her facial expression and ensure the naked Jesus is the center of attention. Dossi further contrasts the scene using linear perspective. Represented in the background is a cloudy sky, blue water and beach. This works to frame the scene well while maintaining eye movement back to Mary and Jesus.