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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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David, Gérard
Rest on the Flight from Egypt
Ca. 1515
High/Height: 60 cm.; Width: 39 cm.
Legacy of Pablo Bosch y Barrau, 1916

Bibliography +

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

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

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

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

Bermejo, E., Nuevas pinturas de Adrian Isenbrant DPTO. Hº ARTE DIEGO VELAZQUEZ, 1975, pp. 16.

Haeck, Dufey, Le theme du repos pendant la fuite u Egipte L'ACADEMIA ROYALE D'ARCHEOLOGIE DE, 1979/1980, pp. lám.4.

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

Museo Nacional del Prado., Museo del Prado : catálogo de las pinturas /, Madrid Museo del Prado,, 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, Amsterdam.Filadelfia John Benjamins Publishing Company, 1988, pp. lám.14.

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

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

Wilson, Jean C., Connoisseurship and copies: the case of the Rouen gromping LES BEAUX-ARTS.SOCIETE D EDITION ET, 1991, pp. 195/ lám.4.

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

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

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

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

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

Gerard David y el paisaje flamenco, Madrid Fundación Colección Thyssen-Bornemisza, 2003, pp. 129.

Other inventories +

Inv. Nuevas Adquisiciones (desde 1856). Núm. 1391.

Exhibitions +

Exposición didáctica: El Museo del Prado en Santo Domingo
Santo Domingo, República Dominicana
07.07.2011 - 11.10.2011

Patinir. La invención del paisaje
03.07.2007 - 07.10.2007

03.07.2007 - 07.10.2007

Gerard David y el paisaje flamenco
08.06.2004 - 22.08.2004

Location +

Room 057A (On Display)

Update date: 12-02-2016 | Registry created on 28-04-2015

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