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Oil Painting - The Departure of the Israelites

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1986P109
Collection:Fine Art Paintings and Sculpture
Date:1829 - 1829

Maker Information

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.

Further Information

Production Period:19th century
Medium:Oil on canvas.


Height:1300 mm
Width:1833 mm