Moses and the Pillar of Cloud

Moses and the Pillar of Cloud

Title

Moses and the Pillar of Cloud

[cda 2020]

Painting on wood

Medium

Painting on wood

[G. Gordon, Sotheby's, e-mail correspondance, 19.01.2020]

The pillar of cloud is traditionally associated with the presence of God. In the Book of Moses it serves to guide the Israelites to safety. In this small rectangular panel Moses is placed at the centre of the composition, pointing a stick towards the pillar of cloud that rises out

The pillar of cloud is traditionally associated with the presence of God. In the Book of Moses it serves to guide the Israelites to safety. In this small rectangular panel Moses is placed at the centre of the composition, pointing a stick towards the pillar of cloud that rises out of the sea on the left. The pillar appears to support a representation of God’s head. The Israelites occupy the right side of the composition, entering from behind a rocky outcrop. Soldiers are at the head of the group following Moses.

[cda 2020]

Attribution
Workshop Lucas Cranach the Elder

Attribution

Workshop Lucas Cranach the Elder

[cda 2020]

Production date
after 1530

Production date

after 1530

[cda 2020]

Dimensions
Dimensions of support: 22 x 46.5 cm

Dimensions

  • Dimensions of support: 22 x 46.5 cm

  • [G. Gordon, Sotheby's, e-mail correspondance, 19.01.2020]

Signature / Dating
none
Owner
Private Collection
Repository
Private Collection
CDA ID
PRIVATE_NONE-P368
FR (1978) Nr.
FR-none
Persistent Link
https://lucascranach.org/en/PRIVATE_NONE-P368/

Provenance

  • Count Hessenstein [1]
  • private collection, Stockholm [2]
    [1] [handwritten note on the reverse of a b/w photograph, Max Friedländer Archive]
    [2] [G. Gordon, Sotheby's, e-mail correspondance, 19.01.2020]
  • Moses and the Pillar of Cloud, after 1530

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