In this painting the Haarlem based artist Jan de Bray has combined two genres. He has portrayed his contemporaries as historical figures in a biblical story of the Pharaohs daughter. Such 'portrait historié' formed a separate category of portraiture in the 17th century., As many artists did in the 17th century, here Jan de Bray has probably portrayed several of his contemporaries as figures from the Bible, thus combining two genres. It appears that a respectable lady from Haarlem is playing the role of the daughter of the Egyptian pharaoh. She and her handmaids have found the basket containing the baby Moses on the bank of the Nile.
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|Title||Pharaoh's Daughter and Her Handmaids with Moses in the Reed Basket|
|Material and technique||Oil on canvas|
Painting > Painting > Two-dimensional object > Art object
|Location||This object is in storage|
Height 121 cm
Width 164 cm
Jan de Braij
|Accession number||1086 (OK)|
|Credits||Aankoop / Purchase: 1901|
|Age artist||About 34 years old|
The Collection Enriched (2011)
De collectie als tijdmachine (2017)
|Geographical origin||Northern Netherlands > The Netherlands > Western Europe > Europe|
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