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The Finding of Moses

Tommaso Maria Conca, Italian, 1734 - 1822


Brush and brown ink and brown wash, and beige and white opaque watercolor on blue wove paper

Sheet: 13 15/16 x 19 1/2 inches (35.4 x 49.5 cm)

Curatorial Department:
Prints, Drawings, and Photographs

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Currently not on view

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Credit Line:
Bequest of Anthony Morris Clark, 1978

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Conca produced fresco decorations for the Villa Borghese in Rome and for the vault of an important room in Pope Pius VI's ambitious new sculpture museum in the Vatican. In this drawing of an Old Testament subject, several principles of Neoclassical draughtsmanship are evident in the friezelike and carefully balanced composition, the firm contours of the figures, and the work's high degree of finish.