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The Rest on the Flight into Egypt, 1589

  • burin engraving, paper
  • Inv. 2014-AB

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The Virgin Mary sits with bare breast and the Christ Child on her lap by a tree; Joseph leans on the tree stump by her right shoulder. Below the scene is a two-line Latin text.


Jacques II de Gheyn RKD
Antwerp 1565 - The Hague 1629
engravers (printmakers)AAT

Cornelis Cornelisz. van Haarlem RKD
Haarlem 1562 - Haarlem 1638

J. Pitten

Title The Rest on the Flight into Egypt
Date 1589
Period 16th century
Location Amsterdam TGN
Medium and support burin engraving AAT
Signatures, inscriptions, and markings printed inscription in the representation, bottom left: C.C. Inv. A° 1589.
printed inscription in the depiction, bottom centre: I D Gheyn. Sculp.
printed inscription in the depiction, at the bottom right: I De Gam exc:
printed inscription outside the depiction, centre below: Castos casta decent: [...] castus et ipse Jöseph.
printed inscription outside the depiction, below: H.I.R.
Collection print room
Object type burin engraving AAT
Inventory number 2014-AB
Acquisition credit unknown
Current whereabouts Work currently not on display
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
11F726 Christ-child suckling, or beginning to suckle, e.g. Mary uncovering her breast ~ Madonna-representations 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
48(+431) art (+ copy, copying ~ work of art) Iconclass
73 New Testament Iconclass
73B65 rest on the flight into Egypt Iconclass
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