Rest on the Flight into Egypt

After Anthony van Dyck Flemish
Engraver Schelte Adams à Bolswert Dutch
Publisher Martinus van den Enden Flemish

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This print reproduces a painting by Van Dyck that shows the Holy Family resting during their journey to Egypt. Mary holds the infant Jesus with Joseph next to her and they are entertained by putti who dance and play musical instruments. Van Dyck painted several variations of this subject, and the one closest to this print is now at the Pitti Palace, Florence. The version the belonged to Sir Robert Walpole, hung at Houghton, was bought by Catherine the Great in 1779 and is now at the Hermitage, is titled "Madonna with Partridges." Instead of putti in the sky, two birds fly over the dancing putti and sunflowers grow behind the Virgin.

Rest on the Flight into Egypt, After Anthony van Dyck (Flemish, Antwerp 1599–1641 London), Engraving, second state

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25.62.40v, Rest on the Flight into Egypt