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The Virgin Mary, pregnant with James, and Joseph voyage back from Egypt with the child Jesus. Engraving by L. Vorsterman the elder, 1620, after P.P. Rubens.

  • Rubens, Peter Paul, 1577-1640.
Date
1620
Reference
22313i
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Description

Bible. N.T. Matthew 2.12-15. A palm stretches out above the family. The Gospel of Pseudo-Matthew tells of a palm bending down and yielding dates to the travellers. A stork flies above, with a snake in its beak

Publication/Creation

1620

Physical description

1 print : line engraving ; image 40 x 31.2 cm

Lettering

Dei et matris et filii fugam in Aegyptum. Nobili viro Joanni Velasco Hispaniarum Indiarumq. monarchæ, itemq. excellentissimo marchioni Spinulæ a secretis. Petrus Paulus Rubens benivolentiæ caussa inscripsit. P.P. Rubens pinxit. Cum privilegÿs regis christianissimi principum Belgarum, & ordinum Bataviæ. Lucas Vorsterman sculp. et excud. an.o 1620

Creator/production credits

The dedicatee named here as Juan Velasco has not been identified. The description of him given here fits Baltasar de Zúñiga y Velasco (1561-1622)

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 22313i

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  • Latin


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