The scene depicted is the Holy Family in Egypt during a moment of temporary refuge from the pursuing soldiers of King Herod. The artist has represented the Christ Child reading to the Virgin while Saint Joseph reclines inconspicuously in the background.

The Holy Family in Egypt, c. 1660

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Details
Title
The Holy Family in Egypt
Artist Life
French, 1619-1690
Role
Artist
Accession Number
65.40
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The scene depicted is the Holy Family in Egypt during a moment of temporary refuge from the pursuing soldiers of King Herod. The artist has represented the Christ Child reading to the Virgin while Saint Joseph reclines inconspicuously in the background.