Joseph was warned in a dream by an angel to flee with Mary and the young Child and to remain in Egypt until the death of Herod (Matthew 2: 13–15). This painting is a possibly contemporary version of a composition by Zurbarán sent from Seville to Spanish America c.1650 and formerly in the Franciscan church in Lima, Peru.
Where to see this painting?
The Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology
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