RICCI, Sebastiano
(b. 1659, Belluno, d. 1734, Venezia)

The Holy Family with the Infant St John the Baptist in a Landscape

Oil on canvas, 61 x 82 cm
Private collection

The painting is quintessentially Venetian in character and it might represent what is often called 'The Return from Egypt'. Ricci has had particular recourse to Titian's pastoral religious scenes. Not only is the composition, setting and iconography very Titian-like but so is the rounded facial type of the Madonna.