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The Holy Family

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    England (printed)

  • Date:

    1849-1850 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Baxter, George, born 1804 - died 1867 (print-maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Baxter print on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Francis William Baxter

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case PE, shelf 51, box F

Physical description

Colour print depicting the Virgin Mary, seated, with the infant Christ on her lap. To the right is the infant St. John the Baptist, with cross, looking towards Christ and Mary and holding his hands in prayer.

Place of Origin

England (printed)


1849-1850 (published)


Baxter, George, born 1804 - died 1867 (print-maker)

Materials and Techniques

Baxter print on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'Printed in Oil Colours by G. Baxter Patentee.'
Lettered on print


Height: 6 in, Width: 4 in

Descriptive line

Print by George Baxter, 'The Holy Family,' Baxter-process print, England, 1849-1850

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Victoria & Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1932. London: HMSO, 1933
cat. no. 234
Lewis, C. T. Courtney. George Baxter (colour printer) his life and work: a manual for collectors. London: S. Low, Marston & Co. Ltd., 1908.




Baxter-process printing

Subjects depicted

Holy family


Prints; Christianity; Religion


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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