Cornelis van Poelenburgh
Utrecht 1594/95 - 1667
The Rest on the Flight into Egypt
signed lower right: C·P·
oil on oak panel
unframed: 23 x 18.7 cm.; 9 x 7 3/8 in.
framed: 31.9 x 27.4 cm.; 12 1/2 x 10 3/4 in.
The uncradled panel is flat and stable. The paint surface is clean and the varnish is clear and even. A horizontal, unsupported but repaired, split runs across the width of the panel, just above centre. A fine line of retouching to this is visible under ultraviolet light, but very few other retouchings are apparent, save for some around the margins, and some fine infilling to craquelure in the sky, upper left. The painting is in overall good condition.
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According to early sources, Poelenburgh studied with Abraham Bloemaert in Utrecht before travelling to Rome, where he is recorded in 1617. He remained in Rome until about 1625 or 1626 when he returned to Utrecht, and he is one of the artists whom Rubens visited there in 1627. His patrons included Frederick V, Cosimo II de Medici and King Charles I of England.