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Rest on the flight into Egypt
Parmigianino

Unusually, the Holy Family is situated in front of a building in Classical style. The picture shows the young Parmigianino’s development of his innovative, fluid, sweeping approach to composition, even if still awkward in passages. It may once have been inserted into a larger work or piece of furniture.

Key facts
Artist Parmigianino
Artist dates 1503 - 1540
Full title Rest on the flight into Egypt
Date made 1523-4
Medium and support Oil on wood
Dimensions 37.5 × 42.2 cm
Acquisition credit On loan from The Samuel Courtauld Trust, The Courtauld Gallery, London
Inventory number L1266
Location in Gallery Room 8
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