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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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
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