Gerard David, 1510 - The Rest on the Flight into Egypt - fine art print

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Specification of the art product

This artpiece with the title The Rest on the Flight into Egypt was painted by the northern renaissance master Gerard David in 1510. The masterpiece was painted with the size: 44,3 x 44,9 cm (17 7/16 x 17 11/16 in). Oil on panel was used by the European painter as the technique for the work of art. Besides, this piece of art is in the the National Gallery of Art's collection, which is the museum of the US-American nation that preserves, collects, exhibits, and fosters an understanding of works of art. The classic art work of art, which belongs to the public domain is being provided with courtesy of National Gallery of Art, Washington.In addition to that, the artwork has the following creditline: . The alignment of the digital reproduction is in square format with a ratio of 1 : 1, which means that the length is equal to the width. Gerard David was a male artist, illuminator, painter, drawer, miniaturist from the Netherlands, whose style was mainly Northern Renaissance. The painter lived for 63 years and was born in 1460 in Oudewater, Utrecht province, Netherlands and deceased in the year 1523.

Additional information on the original artwork by the museum's website (© - by National Gallery of Art -

The short biblical account of the Flight into Egypt (Matt. 2:13–14) was elaborated upon by Early Christian and medieval theologians. In one of these apocryphal legends, the weary family paused during their journey after three days of travel. The Virgin longed for food, but the date–palm branches were too high for Joseph to pick any fruit. Thereupon Jesus commanded the tree to lower its branches. David deemphasized this miracle by giving Joseph a sturdy stick and by replacing the date palm with a Flemish chestnut tree, but a sixteenth–century audience would have remembered the apocryphal story. There are also indications of the special significance of the family: the Madonna wears robes in her symbolic colors of red and blue; fine rays of golden light emanate from the mother's head and that of the child; and the bunch of grapes held by the Madonna is a well–known symbol of the Eucharist.

David created a mood of calm equilibrium. The Madonna and Child are centrally placed, while receding diagonals and alternating bands of light and dark skillfully lead back into the landscape and harmoniously relate the figures to their surroundings. The predominance of the restful color blue throughout the composition unifies the work. All in all, The Rest on the Flight into Egypt is one of Gerard David's loveliest and most peaceful creations.

[Source: NGA]

Note by the contributor, Emily Wilkinson: This painting depicts the apocryphal scene of the Rest on the Flight to Egypt. The holy family pause to recover on their journey. Mary, in virginal blue, is in the foreground with the infant Christ. In the background Joseph harvests chestnuts for food.

Structured artwork information

Title of the work of art: "The Rest on the Flight into Egypt"
Categorization: painting
General category: classic art
Artwork century: 16th century
Artpiece year: 1510
Artwork age: over 510 years old
Medium of original artwork: oil on panel
Artwork original dimensions: 44,3 x 44,9 cm (17 7/16 x 17 11/16 in)
Exhibited in: National Gallery of Art
Location of the museum: Washington D.C., United States of America
Web URL: National Gallery of Art
License type: public domain
Courtesy of: National Gallery of Art, Washington

Artist summary table

Artist: Gerard David
Also known as: gheeraert david, david gerard, Davit Gheeraedt, Davidt Gerard, David Gheeraedt, David Gerard, Davidt Gheeraedt, Davit Gerard, David, Davidt Gherat, Davidt Gheeraert, David Gheeraert, David Gherat, Gerard David, Davit Gherat, Davit Gheeraert
Gender: male
Artist nationality: Dutch
Professions: artist, miniaturist, painter, drawer, illuminator
Home country: the Netherlands
Artist category: old master
Art styles: Northern Renaissance
Died at the age of: 63 years
Year of birth: 1460
Hometown: Oudewater, Utrecht province, Netherlands
Died in the year: 1523
Deceased in (place): Bruges, West-Vlaanderen, Flanders, Belgium

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Print prodct: fine art reproduction
Method of reproduction: digital reproduction
Manufaturing technique: UV direct print (digital printing)
Provenance: Germany
Stock type: on demand production
Product use: wall decoration, art print gallery
Alignment: square alignment
Image aspect ratio: (length : width) 1 : 1
Implication of side aspect ratio: the length is equal to the width
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