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Rest on the Flight into Egypt

A work made of engraving in black on paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of engraving in black on paper.

Date:

1583

Artist:

Bernardino Passeri
Italian, c.1540-1591

About this artwork

Bernardino Passeri was a painter, engraver, and printer who worked in Rome in the last decades of the 16th century. This monumental engraving probably belonged to a larger series of related religious subjects of the same year. In this composition, the exaggerated movement of the trees and landscape is complicated by Joseph’s placement, leaning out into the viewer’s space—a typical Baroque device. Although many of Passeri’s designs were reproduced by other engravers, the inscription on this example indicates it is from his own hand.

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Artist

Bernardino Passeri

Title

Rest on the Flight into Egypt

Origin

Italy

Date

1583

Medium

Engraving in black on paper

Dimensions

430 × 281 mm

Credit Line

The Wallace L. DeWolf and Joseph Brooks Fair Collections

Reference Number

1920.2381

Extended information about this artwork

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