MASTER of Frankfurt
(b. 1460, d. 1533, Antwerpen)
The Holy Familyc. 1508
Oil on panel 76 x 57 cm
Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid
In the foreground the panel depicts the Virgin with the Infant Christ seated on her lap. Behind them on the left we see St Joseph offering the Christ Child an apple in an allusion to Original Sin and to Christ's role as Redeemer.
This painting was probably inspired by an engraving of Martin Schongauer.