Jean Lecomte du Nouÿ (French, 1842-1923)
Oil on panel, 12 5/8 x 8 3/8 in.
Dahesh Museum of Art, New York. 1999.3
Alexandre Cabanel (French, 1823-1889)
The Death of Moses, 1851
Oil on canvas, 110 x 154 in.
Dahesh Museum of Art, New York. 1997.1
Gustave Doré (French, 1832-1883)
Moses before the Pharaoh, 1878
Charcoal, pen and ink wash on paper, 30 1/4 x 41 1/4 in.
Dahesh Museum of Art, New York. 1999.1
Hans Andersen Brendekilde (Danish, 1857-1942)
Abel's Offer, 1908
Oil on canvas, 77 1/2 x 141 3/4 inches
Dahesh Museum of Art, New York. 1995.100
Jean-Léon Gérôme (French, 1824-1904)
Bathsheba, ca. 1895
Plaster, 33 1/16 in. (including proper base)
Dahesh Museum of Art, New York. 2002.17
François-Joseph Navez (Belgian, 1787-1869)
The Holy Family with Saint John the Baptist and Saint Elizabeth, 1823
Oil on canvas, 53 15/16 x 42 1/8 in.
Dahesh Museum of Art, New York. 2001.18
Paul Delaroche (French, 1797-1856)
Oil on canvas, 19 1/4 x 12 3/4 inches
Dahesh Museum of Art, New York. 1999.7
Franck Kirchbach (German, 1859-1912)
Christ and the Children, 1894
Oil on canvas, 114 1/2 x 151 1/4 inches
Dahesh Museum of Art, New York. 1995.3
Léon-Joseph-Florentine Bonnat (French, 1833-1922)
Jacob Wrestling the Angel, 1876
Pencil and black chalk on paper, 20 3/4 x 14 1/2 inches
Dahesh Museum of Art, New York. 2002.30
Nineteenth-Century Biblical Art from the Dahesh Museum Collection
October 18, 2013–February 16, 2014
Comprised of approximately 30 works of art, Sacred Visions: Nineteenth-Century Biblical Art from the Dahesh Museum Collection highlights how biblical subject matter was embraced within the academies of 19th-century Europe. Historically ranked at the top of the Academy’s hierarchy of genres, biblical depictions of both Old and New Testament subjects enjoyed a resurgence in the 19th century. This renewed interest may be attributed to several factors, including the developing field of biblical archaeology and the advent of photography, which produced travel books of the Holy Land. During this century of political and religious upheaval, artists - and the larger societies of which they were a part - looked to the Bible to provide inspiration, often in the form of allegory, for contemporary circumstances.
Major support for MOBIA’s exhibitions and programs is provided by American Bible Society and by Howard and Roberta Ahmanson.
This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.