The Rest on the Flight into Egypt

attributed to Tommaso Conca (1734-1822)
National Trust Inventory Number 959433

Category Paintings
Date circa 1800
Materials Oil on canvas
Measurements 457 x 356 mm (18 x 14 in)
Place of origin Italy
Collection Nostell Priory, West Yorkshire (Accredited Museum)
On show at Nostell Priory, West Yorkshire, Yorkshire and North East, National Trust

Summary description

Oil painting on canvas, The Rest on the Flight into Egypt, attributed to Tommaso Conca (1734-1822), in the manner of Carlo Maratti (Camerano 1625 – Rome 1713), circa 1800. A rectulgular-framed oval night-time scene of the rest on the flight into Egypt, a figure with upraised arms in the background. This painting was probably acquired by Charles Winn in the 19th century, as an original by Maratta. It shows Joseph taking Mary and the infant Jesus to safety in Egypt, having been warned in a dream that King Herod was searching for Jesus to kill Him.

Provenance

Purchased by the National Trust by private treaty sale from Lord St Oswald in 2010.

Marks and inscriptions

Recto: frame inscribed ‘CARLO MARATTI’

Makers and roles

attributed to Tommaso Conca (1734-1822), artist
manner of Carlo Maratta (Camerano 1625 – Rome 1713), artist

References

Brockwell 1915 Maurice Walter Brockwell, Catalogue of the Pictures and Other Works of Art in the Collection of Lord St Oswald at Nostell Priory, London 1915, cat. no. 123

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Periods 18th century (84847)
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