Rest on the Flight into Egypt

Paul Bril, Hans Rottenhammer

Paul Bril, Hans Rottenhammer - Rest on the Flight into Egypt
According to apocryphal narrative, a tone stop on the way to Egypt, the Holy Family was refreshed by angels serving them apples. Executed in very fine brushwork, the Prague painting of this subject came into being in Venice around 1595. Two artists shared in its production: the figures of the Holy Family and the little John the Baptist were painted by Hans Rottenhammer. The cabinet scale of the Virgin and Joseph reveals that he found inspiration in the Venetian painters Paolo Veronese and Jacopo Tintoretto. The view of the landscape was created by the Flemish Paul Bril, who worked in Rome.
measurements: height 26,5 cm
width 25,5 cm
material: copper
technique: oil
inventory number: O 2630
gallery collection: Collection of Old Masters