The Search for Moses

size(cm): 45x60
Sale price£164 GBP


The painting "Finding of Moses" by the Dutch artist Pieter De Grebber is a work of art that captures the biblical story of the finding of the boy Moses in the Nile River. The painting, large in size (170 x 229 cm), presents a balanced composition and harmonious, with a careful arrangement of the characters and elements in space.

De Grebber's artistic style is classic and refined, with masterful use of the chiaroscuro technique and meticulous attention to detail. The characters are represented with great precision and realism, with an expressiveness that conveys the emotion and drama of the scene.

Color is another prominent aspect of the painting, with a rich and varied palette that includes warm and cool tones, light and dark, creating a sense of depth and volume. Light and shadow are used effectively to highlight objects and characters, and to create a dramatic and mysterious atmosphere.

The history of the painting is interesting and little known. It was commissioned by Prince Maurice of Nassau, a patron of the arts, for his palace in The Hague. The work was later acquired by King Charles II of England, who included it in his royal collection. After the Glorious Revolution of 1688, the painting was sold to the Duke of Marlborough, who took it to his residence at Blenheim Palace, where it is now.

In short, Pieter De Grebber's painting "Finding of Moses" is a masterpiece of classical Dutch art, noted for its refined artistic style, balanced composition, masterful use of color and emotional drama. Its fascinating history and its current location in Blenheim Palace make it a work of great interest for lovers of art and history.

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