Middlebury College Museum of Art

Friday, October 13

Fridays at the Museum—A New Acquisition: David Teniers the Younger’s “Cabinet Painting” of Titian’s Rest on the Flight to Egypt

Gallery Talk
Time: 1:46pm
Location: Middlebury College Museum of Art

Pieter Broucke, Professor of History of Art and Architecture


In the 1660s, Teniers the Younger set out to compile the first-ever visual inventory of an art collection. He created 243 “cabinet paintings,” standard-sized, small-scale copies of paintings owned by Archduke Wilhelm Leopold of Austria. Pieter Broucke, Professor of History of Art and Architecture and Director of the Arts, highlights one of these, which depicts an early masterwork of Titian and was recently donated to the museum.

David Teniers the Younger, The Rest on the Flight into Egypt
David Teniers the Younger (Dutch, 1610–1690) after Titian (Venetian, c. 1488–1576), The Rest on the Flight into Egypt, 1650s, oil on panel, 6 ¾ x 9 ¼ inches. Collection of Middlebury College Museum of Art. Gift of Jane and Raphael Bernstein, 2016.379.