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Moses Striking Water from the Rocks
  • Johann Christian Thomas Winck
    born: Eichstätt, Bishopric of Eichstätt (present-day Germany) ; died: Munich, Electorate of Bavaria (present-day Germany)
  • Moses Striking Water from the Rocks, 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 3/4 in
    Frame Dimensions: 12 1/2 x 9 3/4 in
  • Museum purchase
  • On view: Kress Gallery, 407, N11
  • 1955.0050
Label Text

Full-length figures in a landscape. Two figures in shadow kneel in the foreground lifting bowls to their mouths. Two male figures stand center right. The man (identified as Moses) right of center has a gray beard and yellow and white robes. He holds a stick against a rock which is leaking water. Figures in the top left quadrant hold bowls to catch water that is flowing from the rock formation behind them. Pendant to 1955.0048.