European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection
The Finding of Moses
Workshop of Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn, Dutch (active Leiden and Amsterdam), 1606 - 1669
Oil on canvas
Currently not on view
Cat. 474John G. Johnson Collection, 1917
LabelThis scene from the Old Testament book of Exodus has a distinguished provenance reaching back to the illustrious collection of Louis-François Crozat (died 1750) in Paris. In 1909, the work gained further prominence when John G. Johnson lent it as a Rembrandt to the exhibition of Dutch art held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on the occasion of New York’s Hudson-Fulton Celebration. This deftly executed painting is now thought to be the work of a talented studio assistant in the workshop of Rembrandt.