The Exposition of Moses by Nicolas Poussin

The mother of Moses commits the cradle containing the baby, to the water, whilst looking toward the father who is walking away.


Oil on canvas
150 x 204 cm
Art Fund grant:
£1,000 ( Total: £1,500)
Acquired in:
Margery Fry

To the right a river god reclines on a sphinx, the emblem of the Nile. A large city is in the background.


Painted in 1654 for the painter Jacques Stella; Orleans collection before 1727;sold 1798; Earl Temple; Stowe Sale 15.9.1948 (lot 420); A Robertson; Francis Gibson of Saffron Walden (d 1859); his son-in-law Lewis Fry; by descent to Miss Margery Fry.

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