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

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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