The Holy Kinship

Geertgen tot Sint Jans (workshop of), c. 1495, painting, SK-A-500

Christ’s family is gathered together in this fictional medieval church: the Holy Family, known in Dutch as the holy ‘maagschap’, an old word for kinship. Left, in a blue robe, the Virgin Mary is seated with Jesus, and alongside, her mother Anna. Behind are the two husbands: Joseph and Joachim.…

Madonna of Humility

Fra Angelico, c. 1440, painting, SK-A-3011

Birth of Christ

Master of the Brunswick Diptych, c. 1490 - c. 1500, painting, SK-A-2563

Four scenes from the legend of St…

anonymous, c. 1500, painting, SK-A-2237

The Tower of Babel

anonymous, c. 1490, painting, SK-A-2851