Holy Family

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  • Holy Family
  • Doni Tondo
  • View: Detail, central image without frame

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Title

Holy Family
Doni Tondo
View: Detail, central image without frame

Subject

human figure; New Testament; saints; Jesus Christ; John, the Baptist, Saint; Mary, Blessed Virgin, Saint; Jesus; Joseph; saint; nudes; youth

Description

Michelangelo's only existing documented panel picture. The survival of the original frame, which may have been designed by Michelangelo, makes the tondo doubly important as the sole intact decorative ensemble in his oeuvre. The frame also provides a clue to the date of commission, since it shows the intertwined devices of Agnolo Doni and his wife, Maddalena Strozzi. It has been suggested that the painting celebrated their marriage in 1503 or the birth of their first male heir in 1507.

Creator

Michelangelo Buonarroti (Italian painter, 1475-1564)

Source

Description: Grove Art Online; http://www.oxfordartonline.com/

Date

ca. 1503-1507 (creation)

Rights

publicDomain

Format

oil and tempera paint on panel
47.24 in (diameter)

Type

painting (visual work)

Identifier

mich016x.jpg

Coverage

Galleria degli Uffizi (Florence, Tuscany, Italy) inventario 1890, n. 1456; Piazzale degli Uffizi 6
Renaissance

Files

Citation

Michelangelo Buonarroti (Italian painter, 1475-1564), “Holy Family,” Institute Images Online, accessed September 21, 2018, http://westerncivart.com/items/show/2985.

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