(b. ca. 1490, Feldkirch, d. 1553, Passau)

The Flight into Egypt

Linden panel, 56 x 57 cm
Staatliche Museen, Berlin

Wolf Huber, a Danubian artist, painted a retable with scenes from the life of the Virgin, of which only two panels survive: the Flight into Egypt in Berlin, and a Visitation (Bayerisches Nationalmuseum, Munich). In the Flight into Egypt, the Holy Family seems to pose on a rocky outcropping as if it were a statuary group. Huber's figures recall the contemporary, often brilliantly coloured limewood figures of Austria and Germany.

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