The Flight into Egypt

Hendrick Goudt Dutch
After Adam Elsheimer German

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Goudt's dark, rich night prints exercised a significant influence on Dutch printmakers of the Golden Age, including Hercules Segers and Rembrandt van Rijn. His seven engravings reproduce paintings by the German artist Adam Elsheimer. Goudt lived in Elsheimer's house in Rome from about 1604 to 1610. He may have been the German painter's student but was also an avid patron. He created some of the prints while in Rome and others after 1611 when he settled again in the Netherlands in the city of Utrecht. Goudt was equally skilled as a calligrapher and all of his engravings bear elegantly crafted inscriptions in their lower margins.

The Flight into Egypt, Hendrick Goudt (Dutch, The Hague 1583–1648 Utrecht), Engraving and etching

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