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The Flight into Egypt

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

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  • A work made of etching on paper.

Date:

1648

Artist:

Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione
Italian, 1609-1664

About this artwork

Executed during Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione’s second visit to Rome, this classical composition illustrates the Biblical story in which the infant Christ commanded a palm tree to bow down so that the Virgin might pick its fruit during the Holy Family’s flight into Egypt to escape Herod’s soldiers.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione

Title

The Flight into Egypt

Place

Italy (Artist's nationality:)

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1647–1648

Medium

Etching on paper

Dimensions

Image: 29.5 × 20.6 cm (11 5/8 × 8 1/8 in.); Sheet: 29.8 × 20.6 cm (11 3/4 × 8 1/8 in.)

Credit Line

Mary S. Adams Fund

Reference Number

1979.660

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