Inscribed on recto u.l. in black ink: CALANDRUCCI (IL FIGLIO) On old mat in pencil: Calandrucci (Giacinto) 1646-1707/Flight into Egypt. Holy Family/resting/pen and bistre wash./From the collu of Earl of Pembroke. Wilton House.
This small black and white engraving depicts a half-length portrait of a woman seated and cloaked in drapery who is attending to and two young boys. The woman supports the boy who looks out toward the viewer while both boys reach toward a plate of fruit resting on the woman’s arm in the center of the composition. The figures are arranged against a black backdrop with a raised curtain framing them at the top and at the upper left.