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The Departure of the Israelites

David Roberts

The Departure of the Israelites
3 0 c m
actual image size: 31cm x 22cm


The painting shows an vision of Egyptian architecture with the Jewish people departing for the Promised Land. In 1833, a very large version of the painting was produced by the British Diorama for public entertainment. A hundred years later, Hollywood producers used images like this to recreate the Biblical world on an epic scale.

Image Details

1300 x 1833 mm
Oil paint on canvas
Gift to the museum in 1986

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