The Finding of Moses, between 1647 and 1650

  • Laurent de La Hyre, French, 1606-1656

Oil on canvas

  • Unframed: 27 1/2 × 35 1/4 inches (69.9 × 89.5 cm)
  • 33 1/4 × 41 1/8 × 3 1/4 inches (84.5 × 104.5 × 8.3 cm)

Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Coleman H. Mopper

71.30

On View

  • European: Poussin

Department

European Painting

private collection (Paris, France)

April 6, 1836, sold by (Hôtel des Ventes Mobilières, Paris, France) lot 9

private collection (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

by June 1969, Dr. Coleman Mopper (1927-1996) and Shirley Mopper (1927-2010) (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

1971-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Catalogue D’Une Intèressante Collection de Tableaux. Sales cat., Hôtel des Ventes Mobilières, Paris, April 6, 1836, no. 9. “The Finding of Moses.” The Daily Tribune - Royal Oak Michigan, November 13, 1970, p. 6. Rosenberg, Pierre and Jacques Thuillier. “The Finding of Moses by La Hyre.” Bulletin of the Detroit Institute of Arts 49, 2 (1970): pp. 27-31 (ill.). [attributed by W. Valentiner to Joseph Vien.] Cummings, Frederick J. “Curatorial and Museum Department Reports: Department of European Art.” Bulletin of the Detroit Institute of Arts 52, no. 1 (1973): 13-16, pp. 13-14. Rosenberg, Pierre, Jacques Thuillier and Harald s. Tzeutschler. “Laurent de La Hyre: The Kiss of Peace and Justice.” The Bulletin of the Cleveland Museum of Art 61, no. 9 (November 1974): 300-308, p. 302, p. 307, no. 5. France in the Golden Age: Seventeenth-Century French Paintings in American Collections. Exh. cat., Grand Palais. Paris, 1982, p. 353, no. 12 (ill.). [as Moses Saved from the Bullrushes] Laurent de La Hyre 1606-1656: L'homme et l'oeuvre. Exh. cat., Musée des Beaux Arts. Grenoble, 1989, pp. 288-289, no. 252 (ill.). [dated as ca. 1647-1650]

Laurent de La Hyre, The Finding of Moses, between 1647 and 1650, oil on canvas. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Coleman H. Mopper, 71.30.