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The Holy Family. The Rest on the Flight into Egypt

Simone Cantarini (called Il Pesarese)

Two angels holding palm branches, St. Joseph and the Virgin gaze mournfully at the Christ Child as he attempts to grasp the dates the saint is offering him. Fragments of an ancient statue lie on the ground. Cantarini painted this picture in Rome c. 1640 after a quarrel with Guido Reni under whom he had studied in Bologna. It was in Rome that Cantarini was to encounter the neo-Venetian classicism of Andrea Sacchi and Alessandro Turchi.

Download hi-res image TITLE The Holy Family. The Rest on the Flight into Egypt
AUTHOR Simone Cantarini (called Il Pesarese)
DATE c. 1640
OBJECT TYPE AND MATERIAL Oil on canvas
DIMENSIONS cm 225 x 135
INVENTORY 362
Work Not On Display
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