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The Flight into Egypt, from the series Vita, passio et Resvrrectio Iesv Christi, ca. 1598 - 1618

  • burin engraving, paper
  • 183 x 217 mm
  • Inv. 2014-LZ-6

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The Holy Family flees to Egypt. Joseph goes on foot and the Virgin Mary rides on a donkey with the Christ child in her arms (Matthew 2:13-15). In the background we see a cornfield with reapers and Herod's army searching for the Christ child to kill him. The print has a Latin caption; it is part of a series on the life of Christ.

Artist

Jan-Baptist Barbé RKD
Antwerp 1578 - Antwerp 1649
engravers (printmakers)AAT

Maerten de Vos RKD Wikidata
Antwerp 1532 - Antwerp 1603
after

Joannes Galle RKD
Antwerp 1600 - Antwerp 1676
publisherAAT

Title The Flight into Egypt, from the series Vita, passio et Resvrrectio Iesv Christi
Date ca. 1598 - 1618
Period 16th century
17th century
Location Antwerp TGN
Medium and support burin engraving AAT
Signatures, inscriptions, and markings printed inscription outside the depiction, centre below: Ioseph consurgens accepit puerum et matrem eius nocte; et secessit in Aegyptum.
printed inscription bottom right, outside the depiction: Matth. 2.
printed inscription outside the depiction, bottom left: 8.
printed inscription outside the depiction, centre below: M. de Vos invent.
printed inscription outside the depiction, centre below: Ioan. Baptista Barbe sculp.
printed inscription outside the depiction, centre below: Ioan Galle excud.
Collection print room
Object type burin engraving AAT
Inventory number 2014-LZ-6
Acquisition credit unknown
2014
Current whereabouts Work currently not on display
Permalink https://mskgent.be/collection/work/data/2014-LZ-6
IIIF Manifest https://imagehub.mskgent.be/iiif/3/11599/manifest.json
Art & Architecture Thesaurus 300055874 religious symbolism AAT
25H landscapes Iconclass
300189808 figures (representations) 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
25G3 trees Iconclass
25I3 farm or solitary house in landscape Iconclass
31A231 standing figure Iconclass
31A71 male sex; man Iconclass
31A72 female sex; woman Iconclass
31AA231 standing figure - AA - female human figure Iconclass
31AA235 sitting figure - AA - female human figure Iconclass
33B9 flight, running away; pursuing Iconclass
41A17 farm (building) Iconclass
41D263 walking-stick, staff, cane Iconclass
42D232 elopement, running away Iconclass
44G316 escape, escape attempts Iconclass
45B the soldier; the soldier's life Iconclass
45K13 fortress Iconclass
45M5 fugitives Iconclass
45M51 fugitives 'en route' Iconclass
46A14 farmers Iconclass
46AA14 farmers - AA - female farmer, farmer's wife Iconclass
46C131 riding a horse, ass, or mule; rider, horseman Iconclass
46C13142 ass, donkey Iconclass
47I1 agriculture Iconclass
47I14 harvest Iconclass
47I141 reaping, picking, mowing ~ harvest Iconclass
48(+431) art (+ copy, copying ~ work of art) Iconclass
73 New Testament Iconclass
73B6 the massacre of the innocents and the flight into Egypt (Matthew 2:13-23) Iconclass
73B63 the massacre of the innocents Iconclass
73B631 Herod gives orders to slay the children 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
73B81 Holy Family (alone), 'Trinitas terrestris' Iconclass
School / Style Renaissance AAT
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