(b. 1528, Verona, d. 1588, Venezia)

The Finding of Moses

c. 1570-75
Oil on canvas
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna

Veronese illustrated the Bible story in which the infant Moses was found by Pharaoh's daughter in a reed basket floating on the Nile. The princess and her ladies-in-waiting look with surprise at the find.

Suggested listening (streaming mp3, 5 minutes):
Gioacchino Rossini: Moses, Moses' Prayer