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The Finding of Moses, related to the painting in the Louvre (Blunt 13); the infant Moses at centre being held by two kneeling women, other women surrounding him, a man at left punting along the river behind, another boat at r, classical architecture and pyramids in the background
Pen and brown ink, with brown wash
- Production date
Height: 188 millimetres
Width: 329 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- The attribution to Poussin was made by Nicholas Turner (see British Museum Society Bulletin, spring 1988, pp.2-7) but rejected by Rosenberg and Prat.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1990/1 Dec-Feb, Oxford, Ashmolean Museum, Drawings by Poussin, no. 55
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- This item has an uncertain or incomplete provenance for the years 1933-45. The British Museum welcomes information and assistance in the investigation and clarification of the provenance of all works during that era.
Exhibited by S Fitzgerald at Baskett & Day, Nov. 1982, no.37 as 'circle of Nicolas Poussin'. Catalogued by Christie's (1987) as 'circle of Sebastian Bourdon'.
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