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The Holy Family in Egypt


Charles LeBrun


c. 1660

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location Not on view.
The Holy Family in Egypt, Charles LeBrun
: Eight Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century Paintings
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Medium: Paintings | Oil on canvas
Size: 20 1/4 x 16 3/4 in. (51.4 x 42.55 cm)
Creation Place: Europe, France
Culture: Europe, France
Style: 17th century
Inscriptions: Signature LR (on step): [CLBF] seal/stamp on back: [11982]
Physical Description: The scene depicted is the Holy Family in Egypt during a moment of temporary refuge from the pursuing soldiers of King Herod. The artist has represented the Christ Child reading to the Virgin while Saint Joseph reclines inconspicuously in the background.
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Anonymous gift of funds
Accession Number: 65.40
Artist: Charles LeBrun, French, 1619-1690
Role: Artist
Life Dates: French, 1619-1690
Added to Site: February 28, 2009