PUGET, Pierre
(b. 1620, Marseille, d. 1694, Marseille)

The Holy Family at the Palm-tree

Oil on canvas, 210 x 140 cm
Private collection, Aix-en-Provence

The painting, executed during the first years of Puget's stay in Genoa, represent the scene of the Holy Family resting on flight to Egypt. The composition makes a direct reference to the painting by Van Dyck on the same subject showing at the same time the influence of the Genoese painters Valerio Castello and Domenico Piola.