Departure into Egypt (At the Inn)

  • Henry Ossawa Tanner, Departure into Egypt (At the Inn), n.d., oil on wood, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Norman Robbins, 1983.95.193

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This painting is different from Henry Ossawa Tanner’s other paintings on the same theme, in which the Holy Family flees through the desert to save their son from Herod. In Departure into Egypt (At the Inn), Mary, who holds her newborn, is just starting her journey. The bearded man holding the lantern is not Joseph, but probably the guard who will lead them out of the city.

Title
Departure into Egypt (At the Inn)
Artist
Date
n.d.
Location
Dimensions
21 3/8 x 18 1/4 in. (54.4 x 46.4 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Norman Robbins

Mediums
Mediums Description
oil on wood
Classifications
Keywords
  • Religion – Old Testament
  • Religion – New Testament – Christ
  • Religion – New Testament – Flight into Egypt
Object Number
1983.95.193
Palette
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