(b. 1540, Antwerpen, d. 1619, Bologna)
Holy Family with the infant St John the Baptist and an Angel1579
Oil on canvas, 58 x 41 cm
In 1560, Calvaert moved to Bologna, where he was influenced by the work of Parmigianino and Correggio. After a three-year stay in Rome his style matured and he was increasingly influenced by the work of Barocci, all the while maintaining a Mannerist aesthetic even after it fell out of fashion. The present Holy Family is characteristic of Calvaert's post-Roman style and clearly reveals Barocci's influence.