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Title

The Holy Family with St Catherine, St John and an angel

1612-1616

Artist

Jacques Bellange

France

circa 1575 - 1616

Alternate image of The Holy Family with St Catherine, St John and an angel by Jacques Bellange
Alternate image of The Holy Family with St Catherine, St John and an angel by Jacques Bellange
Alternate image of The Holy Family with St Catherine, St John and an angel by Jacques Bellange
  • Details

    Date
    1612-1616
    Media category
    Print
    Materials used
    etching and engraving
    Dimensions
    26.6 x 18.5 cm sheet
    Signature & date

    Signed l.c., [incised plate] "Bellange". Not dated.

    Credit
    Purchased 1976
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    225.1976
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Jacques Bellange

    Works in the collection

    2

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  • About

    Bellange was the first significant figure to practice etching in France, spending most of his career as court painter to the Dukes of Lorraine at Nancy. Only few paintings can be attributed to him but his Mannerist etchings have preserved his name for posterity. The figures in this group are attenuated in proportion and twisted in posture. St Catherine of Alexandria, dressed as an oriental princess, holds the spiked wheel of her martyrdom while gazing at the Christ Child. St John the Evangelist is shown with his attribute of a chalice with a small dragon emerging from it.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 5 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 3 publications

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