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Identification and Creation
Object Number
Cornelis van Poelenburch, Dutch (Utrecht, Netherlands c. 1586 - 1667 Utrecht, Netherlands)
Rest on the Flight into Egypt
Work Type
c. 1630-1640
Persistent Link
Physical Descriptions
Oil on copper
34.1 x 43.9 cm (13 7/16 x 17 5/16 in.)
frame: 50.9 x 60.6 x 4.9 cm (20 1/16 x 23 7/8 x 1 15/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: C.P. left of center foreground
  • (not assigned): stencilled on reverse of panel: 87HN
  • gallery label: on back of frame: Royal Academy of Arts / Winter Exhibition 1952-53 / no. 340 / [owner:] Captain Eric C. Palmer / 56 Brompton Square, London SW3
  • exhibition label: on backing board: Wildenstein & Co., Ltd., London / Exhibition: Artists in 17th Century Rome / June 1 - July 16 1955 / no. 59 / [owned by] Captain Eric Palmer / "Clapton Revel" / Wooburn Green, Bucks.
  • label: on backing board, handwritten and typewritten: Lent to Central Museum, Utrecht / from March-May 1965 no. 21/22 / Owned by Mrs. C. Palmer
  • exhibition label: on backing board, printed: Color in Art exhibition, cat. no. 34
  • exhibition label: on backing board, printed:: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston / Master of 17th c. Dutch Landscape Painting / Feb. 3 - May 1, 1988 / cat. no. 70
  • inscription: on back of frame, in white chalk: [£7 3815?]
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Louise Haskell Daly and Alpheus Hyatt Purchasing Funds
Accession Year
Object Number
European and American Art
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Publication History

Horst Gerson, Het tijdperk van Rembrandt en Vermeer: De Nederlandse Schilderkunst, Uitgeverij Contact (Amsterdam, 1952), pp. 52-53 and repr. as fig. 150

Albert Blankert, Nederlandse 17e Eeuwse Italianiserende Landschapschilders (Dutch 17th Century Italiante Landscape Painters), exh. cat., Davaco Publishers (Soest, Netherlands, 1978), p. 73 as cat. 21 and repr. as fig. 21

Edgar Peters Bowron, European Paintings Before 1900 in the Fogg Art Museum: A Summary Catalogue including Paintings in the Busch-Reisinger Museum, Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 1990)

Christiaan Vogelaar, Jan van Goyen, exh. cat., Stedelijk Museum De Lakenhal (Leiden, 1997), p. 38, fig. 36

Susan Donahue Kuretsky, Time and Transformation in Seventeenth-Century Dutch Art, exh. cat., Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center at Vassar College (Poughkeepsie, NY, 2005), repr. as fig. 148, p. 240, under no. 67

Sam Segal, Mariel Ellens, and Joris Dik, The Temptations of Flora: Jan van Huysum 1682-1749, exh. cat., Waanders Uitgevers (Zwolle, 2007), pp. 96-97, ill. p. 97.

Exhibition History

Color in Art: A Tribute to Arthur Pope, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 04/25/1974 - 06/16/1974

32Q: 2300 Dutch & Flemish, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 11/09/2016 - 09/08/2017

32Q: 3620 University Study Gallery, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 01/20/2018 - 05/06/2018

Subjects and Contexts

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