Jan Brueghel the Elder & Hans Rottenhammer Rest on the Flight into Egypt
Jan Brueghel the Elder spent a number of years in Rome, where he regularly collaborated with the German artist Hans Rottenhammer. In this landscape we see Joseph and Mary taking a rest during their flight into Egypt – Mary has taken the opportunity to feed the baby Jesus. The picture was started by Rottenhammer, who painted the angels and the Holy Family. Brueghel then took over, adding the wooded landscape, flowers and donkey.
Jan Brueghel the Elder (Brussels 1568 - 1625 Antwerp) そして Hans Rottenhammer (Munich 1564 - 1624 Augsburg)
Rest on the Flight into Egypt
22 x 29.1 cm
on the verso: BRV[E]GHEL
King-Stadholder William III, thence by inheritance to Prince William V, Apeldoorn, The Hague, 1712-1795; confiscated by the French, transferred to the Muséum Central des Arts/Musée Napoléon (Musée du Louvre), Paris, 1795-1815; Royal Picture Gallery, housed in the Prince William V Gallery, The Hague, 1816; transferred to the Mauritshuis, 1822