Now this is where those medieval painters found plenty of license, a tradition that has carried on today. After all, they’re merely illustrating a biblical passage, aren’t they?
They look like a couple of debauched wenches in that one.
And then like servant girls.
But now as a well-heeled family with finer features and the trappings of wealth.
Now our classical painters let themselves go …
For some strange reason, I don’t recall seeing stained-glass windows in churches representing such wholesome family stories.