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The Return of the Holy Family from Egypt, after Giovanni di S. Giovanni
The Return of the Holy Family from Egypt, after Giovanni di S. Giovanni
Printmaker:
Date:
18th century
Location:
Not on display
Century:
Media:
Etching
Dimensions:
33.5 x 20.1 cm (image)
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Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
Europe
Accession Number:
1963.30.36997
Acquisition Date:
1963-04-09
Credit Line:

Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts

The Holy Family in a stable.

In the entry way of a rustic stone and wood building Joseph helps Mary dismount using a wooden stool. The donkey (ass) is held by a soldier bearing weapons. Mary holds the baby. Above their heads a woman, her infant and the family cat looks on. A bag of carpentry tools lies nearby. Through the arch a shepherd guards his clock in a landscape of trees and hills.