Rest during the Flight into Egypt

Author:     Painted in: 1489-1534    Framework: Oil on canvas, 123.5x106.5    Located in: The Correggio Room
Rest during the Flight into Egypt - Correggio (Oil on canvas, 123.5x106.5)

Painted around 1515/7 for the Munari chapel in the church of San Francesco at Correggio. Exchanged with Andrea del Sarto's Sacrifice of Isaac in 1649, and placed in the Tribune in the same year.

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Said to be one of the boldest, revolutionary artists of Italy’s High Renaissance, Correggio’s work can be at times intensely religious and at others, sensual. Born in the small town of Correggio,...Read more


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