Hendrik Goudt, Dutch, 1583-1648
after Adam Elsheimer, German, 1578-1610
Title: The Flight into Egypt
Date: 1613
Medium: Engraving and etching on paper
Sheet: 36.3 x 41.2 cm
Plate: 35.9 x 40.9 cm
Credit Line: Purchased, 2001
Object Number: NGI.20903
DescriptionThis print was made after Adam Elsheimer’s The Flight into Egypt (Alte Pinakothek, Munich), one of the most enchanting nocturnal landscapes in Western European art and the first ever recording of the Milky Way in paint. The Dutch artist Goudt, Elsheimer’s pupil, engraved The Flight into Egypt in 1613, after Elsheimer had died and his widow had probably sold the painting to Goudt. The print became highly influential for painters in Holland and Flanders, including Peter Paul Rubens and Rembrandt, both of whom were inspired by it.
ProvenancePurchased, Sotheby's, London, 16 July 2001, Old Master, Modern and Contemporary Prints Sale, lot 46
Exhibition HistoryNorthern Nocturnes: Nightscapes in the Age of Rembrandt, National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin, 2005

What is a Print, National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin, 13 March 2006 - 20 August 2006

Taking Stock: Acquisitions 2000 -2010, National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin, 13 March 2010 - 25 of July 2010
InscriptionLettering printed under image: Profugit in tenebris Lux mundi, et conditor orbis...
H Goudt Palat. Comes, et Aur. Mil. Eques. 1613

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