1947P5 Rest on the Flight into Egypt
|Title:||1947P5 Rest on the Flight into Egypt|
Rest on the Flight into Egypt, 1615-1621
Gentileschi has treated the subject as if the Holy Family were ordinary Italian people. Joseph is old, haggard and exhausted. The Virgin is a young, well-built woman with grubby feet sitting uncomfortably on the floor of a ruined building as she feeds her toddler child. Jesus appears naked and vulnerable glancing furtively towards the viewer and we are reminded that this family are refugees escaping from Herod's death-threat.
Birmingham Museums Trust/Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery,
|Usage Rights:||CC0 - Public Domain|
|Credit Line:||Purchased, 1947.|