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The Infant Moses

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French (Paris 1826 - 1898 Paris)
The Infant Moses, c. 1876-c. 1878
Original Language Title: Moïse Exposé sur le Nil
Painting
French
,
19th century
Oil on canvas
185 x 136.2 cm (72 13/16 x 53 5/8 in.)
framed: 202.6 x 153 x 9.8 cm (79 3/4 x 60 1/4 x 3 7/8 in.)
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop
, 1943.262
Department of Paintings, Sculpture & Decorative Arts
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Provenance
Gustave Moreau, Painted, 1878, Sold to Antoni Roux, 1893.
Antoni Roux, Purchased from Moreau, 1893, Sold at Galerie Georges Petit, 1914. Roux paid Moreau 13,000 ff. Sale at Vente A. Roux at Galerie Georges Petit brought 23,200 ff. for this, item no. 22
Mme. de Saint-Alary.
Comte Roederer, Paris, Sold to Winthrop through Birnbaum, 1935.
Grenville Lindall Winthrop, Purchased from Roederer through Birnbaum, 1935, Bequest to Fogg Art Museum, 1943.
Bibliography
Paul Flat, "Gustave Moreau", La Revue de l'Art Ancien et Moderne (January 10 - March 10, 1898), p. 231-244, p. 45, repr.

Robert de Montesquiou, Un Peintre Lapidaire, Gustave Moreau, exh. cat., (Paris, France, 1906), preface, p. 20

Léonce Bénédite, "Deux Idealistes: Gustave Moreau et Edward Burne-Jones", La Revue de l'Art Ancien et Moderne (April - June 1910), repr. p. 67

Jean Laran and Léon Deshairs, Gustave Moreau, Librairie centrale des beaux-arts (Paris, France, 1913), pp. 78, 83-84, repr.

A. Roux Sale, auct. cat., Galerie Georges Petit (Paris, France, May 19, 1914 - May 20, 1914), no. 22

Lee Sheridan, "'French Symbolist Art' Timely Museum Exhibit", Springfield Daily News (February 1973)

Pierre-Louis Mathieu, Gustave Moreau: with a catalogue of the finished paintings watercolors, and drawings, New York Graphic Society (Boston, MA, 1976), p. 130, catalog no. 172, p. 325; repr. in b/w p. 325, color detail p. 133

Edgar Peters Bowron, European Paintings Before 1900 in the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 1990), p. 79, color plate; pp. 121, 237, repr. b/w cat. no. 319

Pierre-Louis Mathieu, Tout l'oeuvre peint de Gustave Moreau, Flammarion (Paris, France, 1991), no. 198, p. 99-100, color plate XXV

"Gustave Moreau", Saber ver lo Contemporaneo del Arte (1993), no. 15, text p. 52; repr. in color p. 53

Françoise Cachin, 1893, L'Europe des Peintres, exh. cat., Musée d'Orsay (Paris, France, 1993), repr. in b/w p. 182

Gustave Moreau: Gyusutavu Moro, exh. cat., Nihon Hoso Kyokai (Tokyo, Japan, 1995), p. 130-131, repr. b/w

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Dominique Lobstein, "Anthony Roux: Portrait d'un Collectionneur et Mécène", Dossier de l'Art (October 1998), no. 51, repr. in color p. 21

Geneviève Lacambre, Gustave Moreau: between Epic and Dream, exh. cat., The Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago, IL, 1999), p. 288

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Chikashi Kitazaki, ed., Between Reality and Dreams: Nineteenth Century British and French Art from the Winthrop Collection of the Fogg Art Museum, exh. cat., ed. Chikashi Kitazaki National Museum of Western Art (Ueno, Japan, 2002), p. 29, repr. as fig. 18

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Stephan Wolohojian, Ingres, Burne-Jones, Whistler, Renoir... La Collection Grenville L. Winthrop, exh. cat., Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon and Réunion des Musées Nationaux (Paris, France, 2003), repr. in color p. 40, as fig. 29

Stephan Wolohojian, ed., A Private Passion: 19th-Century Paintings and Drawings from the Grenville L. Winthrop Collection, Harvard University, exh. cat., ed. Stephan Wolohojian The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Yale University Press (New York, NY, 2003), repr. in color p. 32, as fig. 30

Professor Nobuyuki Senzoku, How to Look at Fantastic Arts, Tokyo-Bijutsu Inc. (Tokyo, Japan, 2004), pp. 46-47, repr. in color

Peter Cooke, "Pour une Théorie de la Nature et du Paysage chez Gustave Moreau", exh. cat., Editions Artlys (Versailles, France, 2004), pp. 32-35, repr. in color as ill. 16

Paysages de Rêve de Gustave Moreau, exh. cat., Artlys (Versailles, France, 2004), pp. 32-34, repr. as ill. 16

Narayan Khandekar and Stephan Wolohojian, "Gustave Moreau's 'Jacob and the Angel' Re-examined", The Burlington Magazine (April 2005), vol. CXLVII, no. 1225, pp. 253-257, p. 253, repr. in color

Stephan Wolohojian, ed., Harvard Art Museum Handbook, Harvard Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 2008), p. 174, rep.

Exhibition History
Exposition Universelle, 1878, [Unknown venue, Paris], 05/01/1878 - 10/31/1878, no. 660
Moreau and Monticelli, Busch-Reisinger Museum, Cambridge, 05/13/1960 - 06/08/1960
Pre-Raphaelite and Early French Symbolist Art in the Fogg Collections, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 01/16/1973 - 02/25/1973
For Students of Art and Lovers of Beauty: Highlights from the Collection of Grenville L. Winthrop, Harvard University Art Museums, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 04/16/2004 -