WET, Gerrit de
(b. 1616, Amsterdam, d. 1674, Leiden)

Finding of Moses in the Nile

1650
Oil on panel, 48 x 64 cm
Amstelkring Museum, Amsterdam

Vividly De Wet 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.

Gerrit (Gerardus) de Wet was a follower and imitator of Rembrandt.

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