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image of The Flight into Egypt Vittore Carpaccio (painter)
Venetian, c. 1465 - 1525/1526
The Flight into Egypt, c. 1515
oil on panel
painted surface: 72 x 111 cm (28 3/8 x 43 11/16 in.) overall (including attached pieces): 74 x 113 cm (29 1/8 x 44 1/2 in.) framed: 122.9 x 160 cm (48 3/8 x 63 in.)
Andrew W. Mellon Collection
1937.1.28
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From the Tour: Venetian Painting in the Early Renaissance
Object 5 of 7

Provenance

Edward Solly [1776-1844], Berlin; purchased 1821 for the Königliche Museen (painting collection installed 1904 in the Kaiser-Friedrich-Museum), Berlin; sold 1924 to (Charles Albert de Burlet, Berlin). (Professor Luigi Grassi [1858-1940], Florence and Rome).[1] (Arthur J. Sulley & Co., London). acquired 1927 by Otto H. Kahn [1867-1934], New York. (Duveen Brothers, Inc., London and New York); purchased 26 April 1937 by The A.W. Mellon Educational and Charitable Trust, Pittsburgh;[2] gift 1937 to NGA.

[1] Ellis K. Waterhouse, "Review of Fern Rusk Shapley, Catalogue of the Italian Paintings, 2 vols., Washington, D.C., 1979," The Burlington Magazine 122 (September 1980): 637, states that the painting is "widely believed to have been painted almost entirely by Luigi Grassi." However, conservation examination and treatment by the NGA that was concluded in 1995 indicates that the original paint layer is well preserved.

[2] Mellon Trust purchase date is according to Mellon collection files in NGA curatorial records and David Finley's notebook (donated to the National Gallery of Art in 1977, now in the Gallery Archives).

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