DAVID, Gerard
(b. ca. 1460, Oudewater, d. 1523, Bruges)

The Rest on the Flight into Egypt

Oil on wood, 42 x 42 cm
National Gallery of Art, Washington

In his late period David painted several different surviving versions of the Rest on the Flight into Egypt. These paintings are very gentle in mood, and the palette creates an exquisite harmony of different blues. This dominant blue tonality and the delicate treatment of form are characteristic of David's late style.