ASSERETO, Gioachino
(b. 1600, Genova, d. 1649, Genova)

The Finding of Moses

c. 1640
Oil on canvas, 157 x 194 cm
Private collection

The disposition of a group of three-quarter length figures, gathered around a central point, seems to be a compositional motif which recurs in Assereto's large paintings at around 1640. The focal point here is the baby Moses and all the figures' gestures and expressions are directed towards him.