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Creator:
George H. Phillips, active 1819–1825, British
after Francis Danby, 1793–1861, Irish
Title:

Crossing the Red Sea

Date:
1829
Medium:
Mezzotint on moderately thick, slightly textured, cream, wove paper with cream chine collé
Dimensions:
23 5/8 × 33 7/8 inches (60 × 86 cm), 23 × 33 1/8 inches (58.4 × 84.1 cm), and 19 1/8 × 29 7/8 inches (48.6 × 75.9 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Paul Mellon Collector's mark, verso

Lettered, lower left: "PAINTED BY FRANCIS DANBY, A.R.A."; lettered, lower right: "ENGRAVED BY G.H.PHILLIPS"; lettered, lower center: "London, Jany 1, 1829, Published by M. Colnaghi No.23, Cockspur Street Charring Cross"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.11391
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
cliff | cloud | escape | Jewish | light | Moses lifts up his rod and the water divides (Red Sea); the angel of God and the pillar of cloud move to the rear | possession | prophet | religious and mythological subject | rock | sea | shoreline | staff | storm | tidal wave
Associated Places:
Egypt | Red Sea
Associated People:
Moses
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:30965
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