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The Destruction of Pharaoh's Army

A work made of oil on canvas.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of oil on canvas.




Philippe-Jacques de Loutherbourg
French, 1740-1812

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On View, Gallery 219


Painting and Sculpture of Europe


Philippe Jacques de Loutherbourg, II


The Destruction of Pharaoh's Army


France (Artist's nationality:)

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Oil on canvas


Inscribed, lower right, on rock: P.I. de Loutherbourg, R.A. / 1792


127 × 102.3 cm (50 × 40 1/2 in.)

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Purchased with funds provided by The Old Masters Society, Mrs. P. Kelley Armour and Mr. and Mrs. William B. Graham through The Old Masters Society; gift of Richard L. Feigen; Alexander A. McKay, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Patterson and Mr. and Mrs. Murray Vale endowments; through prior acquisitions of Max and Leola Epstein, William O. and Erna Sawyer Goodman Fund through Friends of American Art, Mrs. Robert Hall McCormick in memory of Robert Hall McCormick, and Dellora A. Norris

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