The Finding of Moses. Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema OM RA (1836-1912). 1904. From a private collection. Image provided by the Leighton House Museum for the purpose of reviewing their exhibition, "Alma-Tadema: At Home in Antiquity" (7 July 2017 - 29 October 2017). Caption material and formatting by Jacqueline Banerjee. [Click on the image to enlarge it.]

In her review of the exhibition, Madeleine Emerald Thiele explains that this painting "was cut out and rolled up when a gallery could only find a buyer for its frame, but when it went on sale in 2010 it sold for the unexpected and record price of £27 million. It still holds the record for a Victorian masterpiece sale, but since it is held in a private collection, it has not been displayed in Britain for over a century." Thiele adds that it is "a monumental piece."

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Created 4 September 2017