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The Flight into Egypt, ca. 1551 - 1558

  • etching, paper
  • 218 x 303 mm
  • Inv. 2014-M

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In this landscape with a water mill by a river, the Virgin Mary and Joseph are on the left on the path, fleeing to Egypt. She is holding Christ in her arm and riding a donkey. Joseph wears a hat and a stick and holds Mary's hand. This is one print from a series of 13 landscapes depicting Biblical and mythological scenes.


Hieronymus Cock RKD
Antwerp 1518 - Antwerp 1570

Matthijs Cock RKD
Antwerp ca. 1509 - 1510 - Antwerp ca. 1540 - 1548

Hieronymus Cock RKD
Antwerp 1518 - Antwerp 1570

Title The Flight into Egypt
Date ca. 1551 - 1558
Period 16th century
Location Antwerp TGN
Medium and support etching AAT
Signatures, inscriptions, and markings printed inscription in the representation, bottom left: H Cock Fe
printed inscription in the representation, bottom left: Deipara virgo in Aegyptum fugit
inscription reverse, upper left: 196
inscription at the back, top: Cock
inscription on the back, bottom right: 11
Collection print room
Object type etching AAT
Inventory number 2014-M
Acquisition credit unknown
IIIF Manifest
Art & Architecture Thesaurus 300055874 religious symbolism AAT
300189808 figures (representations) AAT
300015636 landscapes AAT
Keywords Iconclass 11D Christ Iconclass
11D21 Christ-child (with attributes) Iconclass
11F the Virgin Mary Iconclass
11H(JOSEPH) the foster-father of Christ, Joseph of Nazareth, husband of Mary; possible attributes: flowering rod or wand, lily, carpenter's tools Iconclass
21D water (one of the four elements) Iconclass
25H11 mountains Iconclass
25H2 landscapes with waters, waterscapes, seascapes (in the temperate zone) Iconclass
25H212 brook Iconclass
25I2 village Iconclass
25I22 prospect of village, silhouette of village Iconclass
33B9 flight, running away; pursuing Iconclass
42D232 elopement, running away Iconclass
45M5 fugitives Iconclass
45M51 fugitives 'en route' Iconclass
46C131 riding a horse, ass, or mule; rider, horseman Iconclass
46C13142 ass, donkey Iconclass
46C133 pack-animal Iconclass
47D31 windmill Iconclass
47D41 watermill Iconclass
47I2112 cow Iconclass
48(+431) art (+ copy, copying ~ work of art) Iconclass
73 New Testament Iconclass
73B64 flight into Egypt and miracles during the journey Iconclass
73B641 the flight into Egypt: Mary, Joseph, the child (and sometimes others) on their way; Mary usually riding on an ass Iconclass
School / Style Renaissance AAT
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