(b. 1563, Pisa, d. 1639, London)

Rest on the Flight into Egypt

c. 1628
Oil on canvas, 158 x 225 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris

The Holy Family at rest accentuates the popular character of the works of the artist's master Caravaggio but in a range of light, enamelled colours.

There are several autograph versions of this subject by Gentileschi. This version was probably commissioned by Charles I in England.

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