Die Flucht nach Ägypten
Adam Elsheimer (1578-1610)

Die Flucht nach Ägypten,

1609
Material / Technology / Carrier
Kupfer
Dimensions of the object
41,7 cm
Displayed
AP OG Kabinett 13
Department
Deutsche Malerei
Genre
Malerei
Inventory number
216
Acquisition
Aus der Sammlung des Kurfürsten Johann Wilhelm von der Pfalz
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München
Citation
Adam Elsheimer, Die Flucht nach Ägypten, 1609, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/7yxYYEbxYm (Last updated on 30.11.2022)
Set against the backdrop of a dark wood, the Holy Family is seen fleeing from Herod through the night. Elsheimer’s richly detailed depiction of the firmament and the Milky Way is based on observations by Galileo Galilei and Federico Cesi using the telescope that had just been invented.

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