Holy Family Painting - Museu Nacional Soares dos Reis

Holy Family Painting


By an unknown author, the painting illustrates the Holy Family at Rest during the Flight to Egypt. It may have been painted in Europe, in the 16th or 17th centuries, but it has an Eastern frame, of the Namban type, made of black lacquered wood with mother-of-pearl inlays and gold dust decoration. It was part of the Alberto Villares collection and is part of his widow’s legacy made in favor of the MNSR in 1962.