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  • Giovanni Battista Paggi
The Rest on the Flight into Egypt

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The Rest on the Flight into Egypt about 1580 - 1620
Joseph is accorded an unusually prominent role in this composition, while the Virgin Mary washes clothes in the background. One of the few paintings by Paggi to be found outside Italy, this signed work dates from relatively early in his career, when he was still strongly influenced by his friend Luca Cambiaso (1527 – 1585).


  • Acc. No. NG 55
  • Medium Oil on canvas
  • Size 86.50 x 68.00 cm
  • Credit Purchased by the RI 1830; transferred 1859