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Watercolour - Moses and the Burning Bush
  • Moses and the Burning Bush
    Blake, William, born 1757 - died 1827
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Moses and the Burning Bush

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    London (probably, painted)

  • Date:

    ca. 1800-03 (painted)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Blake, William, born 1757 - died 1827 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:


  • Credit Line:

    Given by the Rt. Hon. Sir Charles W. Dilke, Bart, MP

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case WD, shelf 61, box A

Physical description

Watercolour on paper of the figure of Moses standing next to a burning bush holding a shepherds crook with a flock of sheep at his left hand side.

Place of Origin

London (probably, painted)


ca. 1800-03 (painted)


Blake, William, born 1757 - died 1827 (artist)

Materials and Techniques


Marks and inscriptions



Height: 395 mm, Width: 300 mm

Object history note

The object was originally in the collection of Thomas Butts.

Descriptive line

Watercolour by William Blake, 'Moses and the Burning Bush', ca.1800-3.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Butlin, Martin The Paintings and Drawings of William Blake New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1981. Cat. 441, pl. 534.
Bindham, David Blake as an Artist Oxford: Phaidon, 1977. 256p.
Michael Phillips and Catherine de Bourgoing, William Blake. le Génie visionnaire du romantisme anglias Paris: Paris-Musées, 2009. ISBN: 978-2-7596-0077-9.

Subjects depicted

Sheep; Christianity; Crook



Production Type



Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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