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The Flight into Egypt, Carlo Dolci (1616-1686).

Oil on canvas, 34.5cm by 47cm.

Dolci’s extraordinary technical skill was highly regarded and his work much sought after by collectors, including the 5th Earl of Exeter, who bought at least eight paintings from the artist.

1688 Inventory: “My Lady’s Clossett….6 pictures in Ebbony fframes (viz) The adoration, a St Sebastian, a young Christ’s head, St Johns head in a Charger, the flight into Egypt, ye Nativity in litle} by Carlo Dulci”.

 

REFERENCE: PIC 269

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