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Rest on the Flight to Egypt

A work made of etching on ivory laid paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of etching on ivory laid paper.




Simone Cantarini
Italian, 1612-1648

About this artwork

The influential Bolognese painter and etcher Simone Cantarini specialized in intimate religious subjects. The distinctive octagonal shape of his tender, domestic vignette of Mary and Jesus resting during their Egyptian exodus proved popular and was copied by his contemporaries.


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Simone Cantarini


Rest on the Flight to Egypt


Italy (Artist's nationality:)

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Artist's working dates 1632–1648


Etching on ivory laid paper


8 × 12.3 cm (3 3/16 × 4 7/8 in.)

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Hannan Fund

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