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Oil Painting - The Delivery of Israel Out of Egypt

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1950P22
Collection:Fine Art Paintings and Sculpture
Date:1820 - 1840

Maker Information

Artist:Samuel Colman - View biography for Samuel Colman
Attributed to (previously):Francis Danby - View biography for Francis Danby
Attributed to (previously):John Martin - View biography for John Martin
Attributed to (previously):Washington Allston - View biography for Washington Allston


This painting refers to the biblical story of Moses and his miraculous dividing of the Red Sea to enable the Israelites to flee Egypt. The scene shows the waters closing to drown Pharaoh and his Egyptian army.

Presented by Mr George Smith and Mrs Rosa Grey through the National Art Collections Fund, 1950.

Further Information

Production Period:19th century
Medium:Oil on canvas.
Material(s):Oil paint


Height:1356 mm
Width:1991 mm