Painting in Malta Maltese / Italian school Holy Family

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In Malta. A mid 18th century small oil on canvas ‘Maltese or Italian school’  Holy Family scene , in a 20th century inner later frame. The inner frame enclosed by an early 19th century pine and gesso frame , painted with Red bole, with gilt trim. Joseph holds his staff of lilies and Holy Ghost Dove and Angels[ twin paired heads of , single wing cherubim ] guide the travelling family. As the Jesus is not a small infant , the painting could represent ‘ The Return from Egypt.’

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