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Flight into Egypt (recto); Various Studies (verso) Gm-00014701

Flight into Egypt (recto); Various Studies (verso) Gm-00014701

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Giovanni Battista Tiepolo (Italian, 1696–1770) To escape Herod's soldiers, the Virgin Mary and Joseph fled into Egypt with the infant Jesus. Most representations of this story show Mary carrying Jesus in her arms while riding on a donkey, and Joseph leading the animal by the halter. In this drawing, however, an angel helps the Virgin and Child aboard a boat. Joseph is barely visible between the angel and the Virgin.

Giovanni Battista Tiepolo interpreted the scene with the nautical expertise of a painter born and raised in Venice. He chose a flat-bottomed vessel not unlike the gondolas that still ply the waters of his native city. The energetically applied washes and the action of the boatman about to push off from the bank convey a sense of urgency. Tiepolo left areas of the paper untouched, creating light and dark contrasts that suggest brilliant sunlight and shadow.

Art Prints are printed on heavy matte finish German art paper using the finest Canon archival inks. Frame is black natural with a white mattboard and Acrylite glazing.

Wall Murals are printed on 42" matte finish, self-adhesive Kodak PhotoText fabric panels that combine and mount easily on a non textured wall surface. We can custom make to any size, just ask.

Stretched Canvas is stretched by hand over 1.5" thick pine bars and printed on cotton poly matte finish canvas. Each canvas is hand coated with Hahnemuhle UV/Archive coating, these are Swiss quality best in industry canvases.


All our images are digitized from the original negative , printed and assembled in Switzerland to museum standards by our master printer.

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Artwork in this collection is from The J. Paul Getty Museum. Reproduction rights are reserved by the copyright owner and used under license by Archivea GmbH. .

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