The monumental Finding of Moses sold for a staggering $35.9 Million dollars (£22.1 Million) at Sotheby’s New York on 4th November 2010. Staggering as it sold for 7 times more than it’s $5 Million sales estimate. The huge 54 inch x 84 inch canvas shows Moses born in a basket on a river boat under the gaze of the Pharaoh’s daughter.
Did you know this painting once belonged to Allen Funt, the creator of the TV show ” Candid Camera”. His collection of paintings by Alma-Tadema were shown in an exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum in New York in 1973. Furthermore if this painting looks vaguely familiar to you it could be because you’ve seen it before. Prints of the background of The Finding of Moses were used by designers for the movie Cleopatra (1934) and The Ten Commandments (1956).
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