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Scenes from the life of Moses before the Exodus. Etching, 1799.

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30 November 1799

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Description

Bible. O.T. Exodus 1-10. The burning bush contains an eye and the Hebrew inscription for 'Yahweh'

Publication/Creation

London (53, Fleet Street) : Laurie & Whittle, 30 November 1799.

Physical description

1 print : etching ; platemark 42.5 x 33.8 cm

Lettering

The finding of Moses in the bull-rushes, by Pharoah's daughter ...

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 18238i

Lettering note

Lettering continues under each scene; first column, top to bottom: [1] Plague of lice. [2] Murrain of cattle. [3] Plague of hail & fire. [4] Plague of locusts. [Second column; 1] The burning bush. [2] Moses's rod changed into a serpent. [3] The water changed to blood. [4] Plague of frogs. [Around the bottom oval is a city in darkness with the lettering above:] Egypt in darkness for three days
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