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This painting depicts a story from the Old Testament Book of Numbers, Chapter 20 in which Moses and the children of Israel went out of Egypt into the desert of Zin. Bassano was a Renaissance Venetian painter who is known for his religious paintings. His many paintings of biblical subjects date mainly from after 1560 and like this one are characterised by 'unearthly pale light, colours, and nervous attenuated figures in affectedly sophisticated poses'.
New College, University of Oxford
oil on canvas
H 75 x W 135 cm