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The Virgin Mary, pregnant with James, and Joseph voyage back from Egypt with the child Jesus. Engraving after P.P. Rubens.

  • Rubens, Peter Paul, 1577-1640
[between 1720 and 1729?]
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About this work


Bible. N.T. Matthew 2.12-22. A palm stretches out above the family. The Gospel of Pseudo-Matthew says that of a palm bent down to yield dates to the travellers. Mary's pregnancy suggsts the return from Egypt, but Chereau's (and Vorsterman's) lettering implies the journey to Egypt


A Paris (rue St Jacques aux deux pilliers d'or) : chez François Chereau, [between 1720 and 1729?]

Physical description

1 print : line engraving ; image and border 30.7 x 22 cm


Dei et matris et filii fugam in Aegyptum. P. Rubens pinxit


Wellcome Library no. 2473914i

Reproduction note

In reverse to the engraving by L. Vorsterman the elder, 1620, after this composition by P.P. Rubens, and possibly copied from that engraving



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