Flemish School circa 1520
Rest on the Flight into Egypt
Oil on panel (parquetted). 54,5 x 79,5 cm.
This painting was presumably created by an Antwerp master in the first half of the 16th century, and owes the composition of the landscape to two works by Joachim Patinier. It repeats, with only minor ammendments, the landscape in his "Rest on the Flight into Egypt" now kept in the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza in Madrid. Patinir himself reiterated the scheme in two panels now kept in the Boijmans van Beuningen Museum in Rotterdam. The figural group surrounding the Virgin is based on the "Rest on the Flight into Egypt" by a follower of Joos van Cleves in the Smid Gelder Museum in Antwerp.
Private collection, Rhineland.