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  • Landscape with the Rest on the Flight into Egypt

    Artist:
    Patinier (Patenier), Joachim, attributed, c. 1480-1524
    Technique:
    oil
    Dimensions:
    51x96 cm

Patinier (Patenier), Joachim, attributed, c. 1480-1524

Landscape with the Rest on the Flight into Egypt

Netherlands, Circa 1524

Patinir is seen as one of the founders of Netherlandish landscape painting, which only became an independent genre at the beginning of the 16th century. In keeping with the general trend in Netherlandish art, the biblical episode is treated like a genre scene. Mary has sat down in the shade of a tall tree in order to rest after the hard journey and feed the Infant Christ. Joseph, thinking of where they are to sleep that night, sets off towards an inn. To the right in the background we see a depiction of the Massacre of the Innocents (Matt. 2:16), the reason for their flight into Egypt, and the miracle with the seed which grew and matured overnight after the ploughman met the Holy Family (illustration to the apocryphal text). The combination of biblical and apocryphal scenes was typical of Netherlandish art, in which not canonical texts were widely spread.

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Landscape with the Rest on the Flight into Egypt

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oil

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51x96 cm

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Entered the Hermitage in 1915; handed over from the P.P. Semenov-Tyan-Shansky collection

Inventory Number:

ГЭ-3085

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