The Flight into Egypt, by Francesco Zuccarelli, R.A. (1702-1788).

Oil on canvas, 90cm by 104cm. Signed: Franco. Zuccarelli fecit.

The artist, who was extremely popular in England for his Italianate rococo landscapes, was a founder member of the R.A. in 1768 and enjoyed royal patronage.

Brownlow, 9th Earl of Exeter (1725-1793) bought this painting in England after 1752 and regarded it as one of Zuccarelli’s ‘best performances.’


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