Oil painting on canvas, The Rest on the Flight into Egypt, attributed to Tommaso Conca (1734-1822), in the manner of Carlo Maratta (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. 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. This painting was probably acquired by Charles Winn in the 19th century, as an original by Maratta.
Probably acquired by Charles Winn in the 19th century, as an original by Maratta; purchased by the National Trust by private treaty sale from Lord St Oswald in 2010.
Nostell Priory, The St Oswald Collection (National Trust)
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
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