WIT, Jacob de
(b. 1695, Amsterdam, d. 1754, Amsterdam)

Holy Family and Trinity

Oil on canvas, 140 x 105 cm
Amstelkring Museum, Amsterdam

This painting, made by a private church just outside Amsterdam, shows the Holy Family (horizontal) and the Trinity: God the Father, the Holy Spirit and Christ (vertical). Christ is the pivot at the centre of the two groups of three. This expresses the theological concept of Christ's dual nature; the human and the divine.