(b. 1518, Venezia, d. 1594, Venezia)
The Flight into Egypt (detail)1582-87
Oil on canvas
Scuola Grande di San Rocco, Venice
It is time to take a rest. The donkey is exhausted, Joseph is getting ready to tie it up, and the baggage lies on the ground in a celebrated still-life. The oak offers shade, and the palm tree yields dates. Water is also to hand.