The Crossing of the Red Sea by the Israelites by Jan Brueghel the Elder

The subject of this work is taken from Exodus, Chapter XIV.

Details

Medium:
Pen & ink
Dimensions:
29 x 43 cm
Art Fund grant:
£200 ( Total: £409)
Acquired in:
1966
Vendor:
L'Art Ancien

The Israelites are seen re-organizing after their escape from Egypt. The drawing has unfortunately been cut on the right side after its 1816 sale so that the destruction of Pharoah's armies is now missing. On the left Moses is seen examining the bones of Joseph. The drawing was traditionally attributed to Peter Brueghel the Elder.

Provenance

Jan van Rijmsdijk; Robert Udney; William Roscoe; Lord Stanley.

Venue details

Walker Art Gallery William Brown Street, LIVERPOOL Merseyside L3 8EL 0151 478 4199 www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/walker

Entry details

Free to all

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