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image of The Rest on the Flight into Egypt Gerard David (artist)
Netherlandish, c. 1460 - 1523
The Rest on the Flight into Egypt, c. 1510
oil on panel
painted surface: 41.9 x 42.2 cm (16 1/2 x 16 5/8 in.) overall (panel): 44.3 x 44.9 cm (17 7/16 x 17 11/16 in.) framed: 69.2 x 54.6 cm (27 1/4 x 21 1/2 in.)
Andrew W. Mellon Collection
On View
From the Tour: The Netherlands and France in the 1500s
Object 3 of 8

Conservation Notes

The painting is in very good condition, with only small scattered areas of repaint. There are faint remains of gold halos behind the heads of the Christ Child and the Virgin. The Virgin's robe was originally larger at the lower left, as can be seen in infrared photographs and with the naked eye. Examination with infrared reflectography reveals underdrawing in what appears to be brush in the blue robe of the Madonna. Restored 1984/1985.

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