Rest on the Flight into Egypt card

Rest on the Flight into Egypt

WAG 1021

Currently not on display


A woman, seated in the left foreground, offers her breast to a baby child who turns his head to look out at us the viewer. She wears a dark blue dress with a square-cut bodice and her knees are covered with deep red drapery. Her hair is loose down her back and is covered by a transparent gauze veil, with a halo over her head and a group of small winged cherubs hold a cloth canopy over the mother (the Virgin Mary) and the Christ Child. In the right-hand corner there is a dark blue iris in flower. In the background to the right a man (St. Joseph), wearing a long dark blue tunic and red robe hauls down the branches of a palm tree to pick dates from it.