The painting has great symbolic and religious meaning and is based from a drawing by Michelangelo in 1538. Many artists attempted a version of this drawing but it is this version by Marcello Venusti which is the finest.
The painting shows the moment Virgin Mary holds Christ after he is returned to her following the Crucifixion. The painting also shows Saint Joseph watching, and an infant John the Baptist asking for silence from the viewer with a raised finger. The painting is called The Holy Family (II Silenzio) which means the Silence.
About this painting
The Holy Family (Il Silenzio), about 1550.
© The National Gallery, London.
This painting joined our collection in 1887.
|artist||Attributed to Marcello Venusti|
Delivery within 15 days. More information on delivery
Delivery within 21 days. More information on delivery
We hope that you will love everything you buy from us, however, if you're not completely happy with your order, please contact us within 14 days of receipt. A 20% cancellation fee applies to made-to-order prints. If your order is damaged or faulty, we will arrange a replacement.
More information on Returns & Refunds
The Holy Family (Il Silenzio) Print
20% Cancellation Fee on Made to Order products
If you decided to cancel your made-to-order print for any reason, it is unlikely that we could sell it to another customer at full selling price. We'll therefore charge a cancellation fee of 20% of the order price.
- Art Prints: Bestsellers
- Art Prints: New Acquisitions
- Art Posters
- Epic Posters
- Mini Art Prints
- Art Prints by Artist
- Art Prints by Colour
- Prints by Subject
- Prints by Century
- Prints by Styles & Movements
- HENI Limited Edition Print
- Prints by Origin
- Art Postcards