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Culture
France, 17th century
Title
Rest on the Flight into Egypt
Work Type
Painting
Date
c. 1640
Material
oil on wood
Measurements
Framed: 57.5 x 67.5 x 6.5 cm (22 5/8 x 26 9/16 x 2 9/16 in.); Unframed: 35.5 x 45.9 cm (14 x 18 1/16 in.)
Description
Formerly ascribed to the French painter Simon Vouet (1590-1649), Rest on the Flight into Egypt has only recently been attributed to Poerson, a collaborator and follower of Vouet. Intended to be a small devotional picture, this painting on oak panel depicts a quiet scene of the Holy Family resting; the Virgin Mary sits while an angel brings the plump young Christ Child fruit, and St. Joseph leads their donkey away to graze. The delicate pinks and blues and the transparent treatment of light and shadow create a gentle domestic atmosphere, characteristic of Vouet's Italian-influenced work.
Repository
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Collection: P - French 17th Century
Department: European Painting and Sculpture
Provenance: The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio
(Galerie Joseph Hahn, Paris, sold to the Cleveland Museum of Art) 1
Mr. and Mrs. William H. Marlatt Fund
Accession Number
Source
Image and original data from The Cleveland Museum of Art
License
Use of this image is in accordance with the Artstor Terms & Conditions
File Properties
File Name
1973.32_full.tif
SSID
24613425

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