Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones, Bt The Finding of Moses 1879

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Date 1879
Medium Graphite on paper
Dimensions Support: 647 x 518 mm
Acquisition Bequeathed by J.R. Holliday 1927
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Burne-Jones designed this scene and no.67 for a window in All Hallows Church, Allerton, a commission for which he received ¿12 for each cartoon. With two other Biblical subjects, they act as predellas (small panels below the main picture) to the larger representation of four female figures: Miriam, Ruth, Esther and the Virgin Mary. Each scene is related to the figure above it. In 'The Finding of Moses', Miriam is depicted observing the discovery of her brother in the bulrushes by the Egyptian princess.

August 2004

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