The mother of Moses sadly abandons her child by the river Nile. Etching by C. Heath, 1821, after R. Westall after N. Poussin, 1654.
- Poussin, Nicolas, 1594?-1665
- 1 January 1821
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Bible. O.T. Exodus 2
London (90, Cheapside) : Hurst, Robinson, & Co., 1 January 1821.
1 print : etching ; platemark 29 x 22.1 cm
The mother of Moses leaving her child in the bull rushes. Drawn by R. Westall, R.A. Engraved by Chas. Heath ...
The other half of 'The Exposition of Moses' by Poussin can be seen in a print by C. Bouzonnet Stella (Wellcome Library no. 20521i)
John Heath, The Heath family engravers 1779-1878, Aldershot 1993, vol. 2, pp. 126-127, no. 1.5 (1815 edition of The Holy Bible published by White Cochrane, of which the present print is presumably a reprint from 1821)
Lettering continues: "And, when she could no longer hide him, she took for him an ark of bullrushes, and daubed it with slime and with pitch, and put the child therein, and she laid it in the flags, by the river's brink." Exodus. Chap. II. Ver. 3.
Wellcome Library no. 18240i
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