Object Detail


Date
1821
Period
19th century
Media
Oil on canvas
Measurements
63 5/8 x 47 1/2 x 1 1/4 inches (unframed)
69 1/8 x 53 x 2 1/2" (framed)
Classification
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Miriam Sears Minot and Mr. Richard D. Sears, 1957.1092
Accession No
57.1092
Context
Based on the Old Testament text (Exodus 15:20-21), the Biblical prophetess Miriam is flush with rapture as she heralds the victory of the Israelis and God’s destruction of Pharaoh’s army in the Red Sea.

Featured in “Maine and American Art: Farnsworth Art Museum”.

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