“The Small One”

A vintage radio story narrated by Bing Crosby, this twelve minute audio tells a delightful tale of a boy and his donkey called “The Small One”.

Henry Ossawa Tanner: Flight Into Egypt (1923)

Flight Into Egypt (1923), Henry Ossawa Tanner (American,1859–1937), Oil on canvas, 29 x 26 in. (73.7 x 66 cm), Credit Line: Marguerite and Frank A. Cosgrove Jr. Fund, 2001, The Met

“Flight into Egypt” depicts the Holy Family’s clandestine evasion of King Herod’s assassins (Matthew 2:12–14), Tanner’s favorite biblical story… The painting, which reveals a concern for human emotions and an awareness of the mystical meanings of biblical narratives, also manifests Tanner’s affliliation with contemporary Symbolism and the religious revival that occurred in response to challenges of the modern era

…Tanner developed an increasingly painterly, highly personal style based on empirical observation and inner vision. “Tanner blues,” complex layers of glazes, and flat decorative surfaces are keynotes of many of his late canvases.

The Met


  • Flight Into Egypt
  • Artist: Henry Ossawa Tanner (American, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 1859–1937 Paris)
  • Date: 1923
  • Culture: American
  • Medium: Oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: 29 x 26 in. (73.7 x 66 cm)
  • Credit Line: Marguerite and Frank A. Cosgrove Jr. Fund, 2001
  • On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 766

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4 Comments Add yours

  1. stolzyblog says:

    I love the ‘mundanity’ of this image. Beautiful colors.

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    1. Those blues won me over immediately. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  2. I love the colors here too, so rich and yet peaceful. This is my favorite of his paintings you’ve shown here so far.

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    1. Those blues! I am so happy you enjoy this, Deborah. 🙂🌺


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