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Rest on the Flight into 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.

Date:

n.d.

Artist:

Simone Cantarini
Italian, 1612-1648

About this artwork

In this etching, Mary and Joseph feast on the fruits of their guardian angels’ labors—harvested from a tall date palm and drawn from a hidden spring—during a respite on their way to Egypt. Simone Cantarini’s broad etching style gives the scene an openness and feeling of immediacy and calm lacking in other treatments of the subject. No vignettes hint at the ghastly Massacre of the Innocents, which the Holy Family has journeyed to avoid. The influence of Cantarini’s one-time teacher Guido Reni is also suggested by the placid intimacy of the mother and child.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Simone Cantarini

Title

Rest on the Flight into Egypt

Origin

Italy

Date

Artist's working dates 1632–1684

Medium

Etching on ivory laid paper

Dimensions

223 × 170 mm (image/plate); 224 × 171 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

McPherson Holt Memorial Fund

Reference Number

1973.518

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