The Return of the Holy Family from Egypt
  • The Return of the Holy Family from Egypt

    TitleThe Return of the Holy Family from Egypt
  • Technique/ MaterialOil on canvas
  • DimensionsDimensions: (h x b) 222 x 162 cm
    Frame: (h x b x dj) 231 x 169,5 x 7 cm
  • Artist/Maker Artist: Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, Spanish, born 1618, dead 1682
  • CategoryPaintings, Paintings
  • Inventory No.NM 4229
  • AcquisitionDonated by Consul general Karl Bergsten and Mrs Karl Bergsten
  • Description
    Images and media

    This painting, probably meant to hang in a church, is also called The Two Trinities. It alludes on the one hand to Mary, Joseph, and the Christ Child, and on the other hand to God the Father, the Holy Ghost (in the shape of a dove), and Christ. The two trinities, the one on the horizontal plane and the other on the vertical plane, bind the heavenly and the earthly spheres together according to a pattern that became common in the sixteenth century.