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Moses and the Brazen Serpent
  • Johann Christian Thomas Winck
    born: Eichstätt, Bishopric of Eichstätt (present-day Germany) ; died: Munich, Electorate of Bavaria (present-day Germany)
  • Moses and the Brazen Serpent, mid-late 1700s
  • Where object was made: Austria
  • oil on canvas
  • Canvas/Support: 29 x 22.2 cm
    Canvas/Support: 11 3/8 x 8 11/16 in
    Frame Dimensions: 12 1/2 x 9 3/4 in
  • Museum purchase
  • On view: Kress Gallery, 407, N11
  • 1955.0048
Label Text

Full-length figures in a landscape. Partially nude male figure laying on the ground with a woman seated beside him in the bottom right corner. Figure with his back to the viewer in the bottom left corner. Background has a group of figures. The male figure on the right side of the group (identified as Moses) is looking toward the group, but is pointing to a cross on the right side of the painting and leaning on a stump. At the top of the cross is a snake. A woman beside him has an exposed breast and is also looking at the cross in the top right corner. Pendant to 1955.0050.