The Return of the Holy Family to Nazareth

Oil on canvas | 134 x 99cm | c. 1627

Nicolas Poussin

When King Herod learned that he would lose his throne to a child born in Bethlehem, he ordered all male infants to be massacred. Mary and Joseph thus fled to Egypt to protect their son, Jesus. The age of the boy in this painting suggests that Poussin...
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