copy after Francisco de Zurbar´n (1598 - 1664):
The Flight into Egypt
A879; oil on canvas; 155.5 x 162.5 cm.
Presented by O.T. Falk, 1955; WA1955.86.
Joseph was warned in a dream by an angel to flee with Mary and the young Child and to remain in Egypt until the death of Herod (Matthew 2:13-15). A879 is a possibly contemporary version of a composition by Zurbar´n sent from Seville to Spanish America c. 1650 and formerly in the Franciscan church in Lima, Peru.
Information derived from the Ashmolean Museum's Complete Illustrated Catalogue of Paintings.
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