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Rest on the Flight from Egypt
David, Gérard
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David, Gérard

Oudewater (Países Bajos), 1450 - Brujas (Bélgica), 1523

Rest on the Flight from Egypt

Ca. 1515. Oil on panel, 60 x 39 cm.

Beginning with the prototype of the Virgin sitting on a throne, David develops a new subject with Mary and Jesus in a landscape, resting during their Flight from Egypt. This became a much-repeated subject. The influence of Renaissance art, especially Leonardo, is visible here, notably in the use of sfumato and the atmospheric variations of the background. It also appears in the placement of Mary in the center, creating a pyramid with her body, which stands out over the dark niche created by the trees. And just there, in the background on the right, we can see a tiny depiction of the Holy Family on its way to Egypt.

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Technical data

Inventory number
P02643
Author
David, Gérard
Title
Rest on the Flight from Egypt
Date
Ca. 1515
Technique
Oil
Support
Panel
Dimension
High/Height: 60 cm.; Width: 39 cm.
Provenance
Legacy of Pablo Bosch y Barrau, 1916

Bibliography +

Bodenhausen, Eberhard Freiherr Von, Gerard David Und Seine Schule, F.Bruckmann A.G., Munich, 1905, pp. 152.

A Catalogue of Paintings in the Collection of Jules S. Bache, [s.n], Nueva York, 1929.

Friedländer, Max J., Early netherlandish painting, A.W.Sijthoff, Leyden-Bruselas, 1971, pp. 107/ lám.215.

Museo Nacional del Prado, Museo del Prado: catálogo de las pinturas, Museo del Prado, Madrid, 1972.

Bermejo, E., Nuevas pinturas de Adrian Isenbrant, ARCHIVO ESPAÑOL DE ARTE / ARCHIVO ESPAÑOL DE ARTE Y ARQUEOLOGIA, 48, 1975, pp. 16.

Haeck, Dufey, Le theme du repos pendant la fuite u Egipte, REVUE BELGE D'ARCHEOLOGIE ET D'HISTOIRE DE L'ART, 1979/1980, pp. lám.4.

Museo Nacional del Prado, Museo del Prado: catálogo de las pinturas, Museo del Prado, Madrid, 1985, pp. 182.

Snyder, James, The Metropolitan Museum of Art.The Renaissance in the North..., The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1987, pp. 46 / lám. 21.

Falkenburg, Reindert L., Joachim Patinir. Landscape As An Image of the Pilgrimage of, John Benjamins Publishing Company, Amsterdam.Filadelfia, 1988, pp. lám.14.

Miegroet, Hans J.Van, Gerard David, Fonds Mercator, Anvers, 1989, pp. 244.

Museo Nacional del Prado, La pintura flamenca en el Prado, IbercajaFonds Mercator, Amberes, 1989, pp. 52.

Wilson, Jean C., Connoisseurship and copies: the case of the Rouen gromping, GAZETTE DES BEAUX-ARTS: LA CHRONIQUE DES ARTS, 117/8, 1991, pp. 195/ lám.4.

Checa Cremades, Fernando, Felipe II: mecenas de las artes, Nerea, Madrid, 1992, pp. 410.

Buendía, José Rogelio1928-, El Prado. Colecciones de Pintura, Lunwerg Editores, Barcelona, 1994, pp. 372.

Museo Nacional del Prado, Museo del Prado: inventario general de pinturas, Museo del Prado, Espasa Calpe, Madrid, 1996.

Castillo-Ojugas, Antonio., Una visita médica al Museo del Prado, You & Us, Madrid, 1998, pp. 30.

Museo Nacional del Prado, Pintura flamenca de los siglos XV y XVI: guía, Museo del PradoAldeasa, Madrid, 2001, pp. 104.

Gerard David y el paisaje flamenco, CONTEXTOS DE LA COLECCION PERMANENTES,15, Fundación Colección Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid, 2003, pp. 129.

Other inventories +

Inv. Nuevas Adquisiciones (iniciado en 1856). Núm. 1391.

Exhibitions +

Patinir
Madrid
03.07.2007 - 07.10.2007

Gerard David y el paisaje flamenco
Madrid
08.06.2004 - 22.08.2004

Location +

Room 058A (On Display)

Expuesto
Update date: 03-12-2016 | Registry created on 28-04-2015

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