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Follower of Joachim Patinir
The Flight into Egypt

c. 1550/1575
oil on panel
23.6 x 15 cm (9 5/16 x 5 7/8 in)
Imperial collection, Belvedere Palace, Gemäldegalerie, Vienna, by 1783; [1] Kunsthistorisches Museum, Gemäldegalerie, Vienna, c. 1891; (Frederick Mont, New York); purchased 24 September 1953 by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York; gift 1961 to NGA. [1] The earliest mention of the painting is in Christian von Mechel, Verzeichniss der Gemälde der Kaiserlich Königlichen Bilder Gallerie in Wien (Vienna, 1783), 167, no. 77. On the reverse of the panel are five paper labels: 23; II.D.u.N.II.20 (this refers to the painting's location in the Belvedere Palace, that is, on the second floor, German and Netherlandish gallery, second room); Aus dem Inventar des Gemäldegalerie gestrichen. Wien II Februar 1952.; Kunsthistorisches Museum in Wien / Direktion der Gemäldegalerie stamped, K 1970 in pencil; 2 St:37:/A.N.S./ N:37; Gemälde Galerie des Allerh. Kaisershauses. No. 953, crossed out in red ink.
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