European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection
Moses and the Burning Bush, with Moses Removing His ShoesMade in Netherlands (historical name, 15th-16th century), Europe
Attributed to Dierick Bouts the Elder, Netherlandish (active Louvain), first securely documented 1447, died 1475
Oil on panel
Cat. 339John G. Johnson Collection, 1917
LabelTwo separate but related events from the life of Moses (Exodus 3:1–5) are depicted here: Moses, a shepherd tending his flock, sees a burning bush that fire does not consume, and God appears in the bush and instructs Moses to remove his shoes because the ground upon which he stands is holy.
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