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Joseph and Mary returning from Egypt, (sculpture)

Artist:
Unknown
Type:
Sculptures
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1834
Ancient
Notes:
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 3 & 4 (Sale info: $3000.00 per pair).
No. 3 & 4. Represents a figure of JOSEPH and MARY returning from Egypt. These are full figures, 3 feet in height. Joseph carrying in his arms the infant JESUS. The expression of Joseph and the infant JESUS is beyond description. It is only in its presence we can appreciate the excellence of the artists. It is stated that 2000 guineas has been refused for the same. The attitude of Mary, the resigned expression of her face, and the humble beseeching posture of her person is beautiful. She shows her deep contrition and perfect abandonment to the will of her Lord and Master. They possess great merit and are very ancient. The more they are viewed the more they are admired. For Joseph $2000, for Mary $1500--or for both $3000. [P. 2.]
Catalogue of Marble Statuary exhibited at Harding's Rooms.
Topic:
Figure group--Family
Religion--New Testament--Flight Into Egypt
Religion--New Testament--Holy Family
Control number:
AECI 00040003
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index

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