N/A - "The rest during the flight into Egypt" French school XVIII cent.

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Riposo durante fuga in egitto Francia XVIII sec.jpg
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N/A - "The rest during the flight into Egypt" French school XVIII cent.

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A late 18th century French school oil on canvas depicting the rest during the flight into Egypt, within original contemporary wood and giltwood frame.

Dimension cm 43x59 the canvas - cm 53x64 the frame

Excellent condition, small areas of restorations, commensurate with age.

The scene is based not on any incident in the Bible itself, but on a body of tales or legends that had grown up in the early Middle Ages around the Bible story of the Holy Family fleeing into Egypt for refuge on being warned that Herod the Great was seeking to kill the Christ Child. According to the legend, Joseph and Mary paused on the flight in a grove of trees; the Holy Child ordered the trees to bend down so that Joseph could take fruit from them, and then ordered a spring of water to gush forth from the roots so that his parents could quench their thirst. This basic story acquired many extra details during the centuries.

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