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The Holy Family with the Three Hares
The Holy Family with the Three Hares
Artist:
Date:
ca. 1496
Location:
Not on display
Century:
Media:
Woodcut
Dimensions:
38.9 x 28 cm (image)
Department:
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
Europe
Accession Number:
1963.30.18
Acquisition Date:
1954-07-13
Credit Line:

Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts

Mary sits holding Jesus who is opening a book in her lap. Joseph watches them from behind. A medieval landscape behind a masonry wall. Three rabbits cavort in the foreground.

A serene Mary seated in a manger in a garden dressed in sumptuous robes holding a toddler, Jesus, who is reading a book. Angels and cherubim hover overhead with her crown. An old man (Joseph) in peasant clothing with a large hat looks on calmly. White hares play at her feet. A brick garden fence, trees, plants, castle, buildings, lake, boat, birds, mountains.