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Oil Painting - The Departure of the Israelites
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© Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery
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|Collection:||Fine Art Paintings and Sculpture|
|Date:||1829 - 1829|
|Artist:||David Roberts - View biography for David Roberts|
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.
|Presented by an anonymous donor, 1986.|
|Production Period:||19th century|
|Medium:||Oil on canvas.|