REMBRANDT Harmenszoon van Rijn
(b. 1606, Leiden, d. 1669, Amsterdam)

Holy Family with St Anne

Oil on wood, 41 x 34 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris

Catalogue number: Bredius 563.

The Holy Family and other representations of the childhood of Christ occur frequently in Rembrandt's art during the 1640s. Domestic happiness and intimacy are their dominate mood.

This representation in the Louvre which shows the Virgin nursing the Child is considerably less overpowering in size than the pictures made during the 1630s under Rubens's influence.