Departure into Egypt (At the Inn) (Q20504958)

Label from: English (en)

artist: Henry Ossawa Tanner (Q1374436)
collection: Smithsonian American Art Museum (Q1192305)
location: Smithsonian American Art Museum (Q1192305)
country of origin: United States of America (Q30)
material used: oil paint (Q296955) panel (Q1348059)
instance of: painting (Q3305213)
Smithsonian American Art Museum ID: 23649

information from the Smithsonian American Art Museum catalog

description: This painting is different from Henry Ossawa Tanner’s other paintings on the same theme, in which the Holy Family flees through the desert to save their son from Herod. In Departure into Egypt (At the Inn), Mary, who holds her newborn, is just starting her journey. The bearded man holding the lantern is not Joseph, but probably the guard who will lead them out of the city.
keywords Religion – Old Testament Religion – New Testament – Christ Religion – New Testament – Flight into Egypt

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