Moses in the bulrushes.

Unidentified artist, American, about 1840

Catalogue Raisonné

Karolik cat. no 1228, fig. 309 (Folk artists)


Sheet: 39.5 x 60.8 cm (15 9/16 x 23 15/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Watercolor on paper

Not On View


Americas, Prints and Drawings



Folk art- various. Pharaoh’s daughter and two maids finding child in basket on edge of river center. Castle among trees right; cottage left. Tomb and cypresses on small island; towers and beehive domes of city on distant bank of river; hills in background.


1951, gift of Maxim Karolik (b. 1893 - d. 1963), Newport, RI, to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 8, 1951)

Credit Line

Gift of Maxim Karolik for the M. and M. Karolik Collection of American Watercolors and Drawings, 1800–1875