The Finding of Moses

Workshop of Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn, Dutch (active Leiden and Amsterdam), 1606 - 1669


Oil on canvas

19 1/8 × 23 11/16 inches (48.6 × 60.2 cm)

Curatorial Department:
European Painting

* Special Exhibition Galleries, first floor (Dorrance Galleries)

Accession Number:
Cat. 474

Credit Line:
John G. Johnson Collection, 1917

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This scene from the Old Testament book of Exodus has a distinguished provenance reaching back to the illustrious collection of Louis-François Crozat (died 1750) in Paris. In 1909, the work gained further prominence when John G. Johnson lent it as a Rembrandt to the exhibition of Dutch art held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on the occasion of New York’s Hudson-Fulton Celebration. This deftly executed painting is now thought to be the work of a talented studio assistant in the workshop of Rembrandt.

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