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On display at V&A South Kensington
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Moses and the Burning Bush

Watercolour
ca. 1800-03 (painted)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

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.
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object details
Category
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Watercolour
Brief Description
Watercolour by William Blake, 'Moses and the Burning Bush', ca.1800-3.
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.
Dimensions
  • Height: 395mm
  • Width: 300mm
Style
Production typeUnique
Marks and Inscriptions
W B (Signed)
Credit line
Given by the Rt. Hon. Sir Charles W. Dilke, Bart, MP
Object history
The object was originally in the collection of Thomas Butts.
Subjects depicted
Literary ReferenceThe Bible
Bibliographic References
  • 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.
  • Philipps, Michael (ed.), William Blake, 1757-1827 : le Génie Visionnaire du Romantisme Anglais, Paris : Paris Musées, 2009no. 102
Collection
Accession Number
9285

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record createdFebruary 24, 2009
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