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The Flight into Egypt, after Castiglione
The Flight into Egypt, after Castiglione
Date:
18th century
Location:
Not on display
Century:
Media:
Etching
Dimensions:
29.1 x 43 cm (image)
Department:
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
Europe
Accession Number:
1963.30.36382
Acquisition Date:
1963-04-09
Credit Line:

Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts

The Virgin with the Infant Jesus riding on an ass accompanied by shepherds with their sheep and cattle.

In the countryside of hills and trees Mary and the infant Jesus on an ass wind their way down a steep mountain amongst a herd of sheep and cattle. Mary speaks to a man dressed as a shepherd. The procession of animals and people is led by an older man (Joseph) with a staff who appears to be talking to an intelligent cow.