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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
Date
1 January 1821
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18240i
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Description

Bible. O.T. Exodus 2

Publication/Creation

London (90, Cheapside) : Hurst, Robinson, & Co., 1 January 1821.

Physical description

1 print : etching ; platemark 29 x 22.1 cm

Lettering

The mother of Moses leaving her child in the bull rushes. Drawn by R. Westall, R.A. Engraved by Chas. Heath ...

Notes

The other half of 'The Exposition of Moses' by Poussin can be seen in a print by C. Bouzonnet Stella (Wellcome Library no. 20521i)

References note

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 note

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.

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 18240i

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