The Holy Family, Paulus Willemsz. van Vianen, 1580 - 1613
This ‘rustic’ Holy Family (Jesus, Mary and Joseph) belongs to a group of large chalk drawings with robust figures that occupies an exceptional place in the oeuvre of the silversmith Paulus van Vianen. One of these drawings was a design for a small silver plaque. That may also have been the function of this drawing; however no plaque with such a depiction has been preserved.