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The Submersion of the Pharaoh’s Army in the Red Sea


Titian (Tiziano Vecelli) ; Domenico dalle Greche


1514-1515 (printed 1549 or later)

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location Not on view.
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Medium: Prints | Woodcut from twelve blocks on twelve sheets
Size: 48 1/2 x 87 13/16 in. (123.19 x 223.04 cm) (image)53 1/4 x 93 1/4 in. (135.26 x 236.86 cm) (outer frame)
Creation Place: Europe, Italy
Culture: Europe, Italy
Style: 16th century
Inscriptions: Inscription, at bottom, center, in panel: [La crudel persecutione del ostinato Re, contro il popolo tanto da Dio / amato, con la sommersione di esso Pharaone goloso dil inocente / sangue. Disegnata per mano dil grande, et immortal Titiano. / In Venetia p[ Watermark: pilgrim with a staff in a circle surmounted by a star (cf. Briquet 7578, dated ca. 1573)
Physical Description: 12 sheets glued together and mounted on backing; figures at right with frontmost figure (Moses) pointing toward water with a staff; writhing horses and soldiers being engulfed by water at left; city in background, ULC; rocky element, URC; rolling clouds a
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Gift of funds from Ruth and Bruce Dayton, Beverly N. Grossman, Alfred and Ingrid Lenz Harrison, Sheila Morgan, Kaywin Feldman and Jim Lutz, Al and Kathy Lenzmeier, Barbara H. Steiner, and thirty-six additional donors
Accession Number: 2011.20
Artist: Titian (Tiziano Vecelli), Italian (Venice), 1488/90 - 1576
Role: Designer
Nationality: Italian
Life Dates: Italian (Venice), 1488/90 - 1576

Artist: Domenico Greche, Venice
Role: Publisher
Nationality: Italian
Life Dates: Venice
Added to Site: June 12, 2013