Rest on the Flight into Egypt

A work made of etching printed in reddish brown on paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of etching printed in reddish brown on paper.

Date:

n.d.

Artist:

Bartolomeo Biscaino
Italian, before 1629-1657

About this artwork

This tender scene depicts the Holy Family resting, while an angel picks fruit from a tree for the Virgin. The elegance of the twisting, attenuated figures reflects the influence of Biscaino’s teacher, Valerio Gastello, but it also recalls the Mannerist etching style of Parmigianino.

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Artist

Bartolomeo Biscaino

Title

Rest on the Flight into Egypt

Origin

Italy

Date

1627–1657

Medium

Etching printed in reddish brown on paper

Dimensions

187 × 247 mm

Credit Line

Elizabeth Hammond Stickney Collection

Reference Number

1887.517

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