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The Flight into Egypt
The Flight into Egypt

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The Flight into Egypt

Bartolome Esteban Murillo(Spanish, 1618-1682)

Date
c. 1647/1650
Medium
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
82 1/2 x 65 1/2 in. (209.55 x 166.37 cm) Framed: 125 x 87 x 6 in. (317.5 x 220.98 x 15.24 cm) Strip Frame for Travel: 84 1/2 x 67 3/4 x 2 1/2 in. (214.6 x 171.5 x 5.7 cm)
Department
European Painting
Classification
Paintings
Credit
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. K. T. Keller, Mr. and Mrs. Leslie H. Green and Mr. and Mrs. Robert N. Green
Accession No.
48.96
Provenance
Great Britian, Collection Sir William Chapman, Bt. (1670?--1737); London, sale, Collection Sir William Chapman, (not cited in Lugt--only known in a manuscript copy at the V & A, MS. 86/00/18, fol. 533)), lot 56; Mitchem, County of Surrey, England, Collection Sir James Mendez; Auction Mendez Collection (Langford), February 25-26, 1756, lot 46, bt. by Samson Gideon (not cited in Lugt--only known in a unique printed copy at the V & A, MS. 86/00/18, fol. 285); Collection Samson Gideon, (1699-1762); by descent to his son, Sir Sampson Gideon, (later Lord Eardley) Belvedere, Erith, Kent, 1766; Inherited by his daughter, Maria Marowe who married Lord Saye and Sele; Great Britain, Collection Lord Saye and Sele until 1848 (inherited from his mother, Maria Marrowe. n.b: Lord Saye & Sele had no issue); By inheritance to Sir Culling Eardley, 1848; By descent to Sir Culling Eardley's daughter--Hanbury, Bedwell Park, Hertfordshire, Collection Mrs. Culling Hanbury, 1871; By descent to Hatfield, Great Britain, Bedwell Park, Collection Sir Francis Fremantle, 1938; By descent to Collection James Fremantle; London, auction estate of Sir Francis Fremantle {Christie's) 14 December 1945, lot 27, repr., bought by Maurice Harris; London Collection Maurice Harris (until at least 1947); New York, French & Company (dealer--from whom purchased with partial funding provided by K.T. Keller, Leslie H. Green and Robert N. Green and donated to the DIA in 1948.
Keywords
canvas, oil, paint, religion, christian
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