Solomon originally designed 'The Infant Moses' as painting entitled 'The Mother of Moses' (exh. RA 1860, oil on canvas, Delware Art Museum, Wilmington). The scene depicts the moments before Moses' mother, Jochabed, leaves him in the bulrushes. She stands cradling Moses in her arms whilst his sister, Miriam, gazes at her brother for the last time (Exodus II,3).

  • Presented by Wilfred Phillips, 1920.
  • © Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery


Association Artist Organisation
Artist Simeon Solomon -
Engraver - Dalziel Brothers
Publisher - George Routledge & Sons


Type Position(s) Method Date(s) Notes
Monogram bottom left Printed 1881 Ink.


Catalogue No. Venue Date(s)
Love Revealed: Simeon Solomon and the Pre-Raphaelites
31a Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery 2005-10-01 - 2006-01-15
31a Museum Villa Stuck, Munich 2006-03-09 - 2006-06-18
31a Ben Uri Gallery, The London Jewish Museum of Art 2006-09-11 - 2006-11-26


Author(s) Date(s) Publisher Pages
Dalziels' Bible Gallery
1881 George Routledge & Sons, London pl. 29
Art Pictures from the Old Testament
1894 Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, London Repr. p.55
The British Pre-Raphaelite Illustrators
Gregory Suriano 2005 Oak Knell Press, Newcastle, USA, and the British Library, London p. 230; repr. p. 233
Love Revealed: Simeon Solomon and the Pre-Raphaelites
Colin Cruise 2005 Merrell, London and New York Fig.31a, p. 85, repr.
The Private Library
Simon Cooke Summer 2007 - Fifth series, vol. 10:2, p. 77

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