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Title: 1947P5 Rest on the Flight into Egypt
Description: 1947P5
Rest on the Flight into Egypt, 1615-1621
Orazio Gentileschi
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.
Keywords:
Birmingham Museums Trust/Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery
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Art movement/Baroque
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17th Century
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Religion/Christian
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Old Master
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Baby
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Animal
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Donkey
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Religion
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Virgin Mary
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Religion
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Jesus Christ
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Religion
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Joseph
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Migrate
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Refugee
   
Usage Rights: Creative Commons 0 - Public Domain. Optional attribution: Photo by Birmingham Museums Trust, licensed under CC0
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Credit Line: Purchased, 1947.