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To fully enjoy «Moïse sauvé des eaux» by Charles de La Fosse, we recommend the medium size (68x60 cm) printed on hand stretched canvas, with the gilded mouldings - thin frame.
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Moïse sauvé des eaux

Moses Saved from the Waters is a painting by Charles de La Fosse, painted in 1701 and depicting a biblical episode in which Moses, in his cradle, is pulled from the waters of the Nile by Pharaoh's daughter (Exodus 2, 1-10). The various episodes from the life of Moses were much sought-after by the Catholic Church, which considered the Patriarch to be a prefiguration of Christ. One of the most sought-after was Moses Saved from the Waters, the scene being comparable to the resurrection of Jesus, as attested by numerous works by artists such as Paul Veronese, Orazio Gentileschi and Edwin Long. In 1701, this painting was commissioned for the billiard room at the Château de Versailles. The painting is kept in room 36 of the Sully wing of the Musée du Louvre in Paris. The grace of the figures and the Venetian-inspired golden colouring bear witness to the calmer climate of art at the end of the reign of Louis XIV. The technique used also shows that the Rubenists - including La Fosse - had taken the upper hand over the Poussinists, in their quarrel with the Ancients and [...]


This artwork is a painting from the classical period. It belongs to the classicism style.


« Moïse sauvé des eaux » is kept at Musée du Louvre, Paris, France.


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