Note: The monogram and date are inscribed at lower right.
Production Date: 1863
Exhibition History: R.A., 1883 (no.292); New Gallery 1897 (no.48)
Model: William Morris
Note: The head of Joseph resembles that of William Morris.
Current Location: Tate Gallery
Catalog Number: 5232
Archival History: Painted for Ellen Heaton; By inheritance to her nephew Beresford
Rimington Heaton; Bequeathed to Tate 1940
Description: The Holy Family escapes by night through the Bethlehem city gate, rescuing the Holy Infant from the massacre of the Innocents.
The Family is led by an angel who carries a palm while a second angel closes the gate behind them.