TIZIANO Vecellio
(b. 1490, Pieve di Cadore, d. 1576, Venezia)

The Holy Family with a Shepherd

c. 1510
Oil on canvas, 106 x 143 cm
National Gallery, London

In this early painting there are still signs of inexperience in the lack of body structure under the Virgin's drapery, the unbalanced pose of Joseph and uncomfortable-looking shepherd.