Oil on canvas 31 x 23 cm (12¼ x 9 inches) wide bar.
Signed on the top edge Flight from Egypt treble clef
John Woodhouse June 2019.
These figures are taken from the larger picture “Unsafe passage”
to form a triptych with “Syrian Piéta”. The title reverses the usual
direction of travel of the flight of Joseph, Mary and Jesus into Egypt
from Herod’s persecution and suggests the persecution of the
Copts. How many young fathers have had to carry their children
across the sea and what would drive them to do that?