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WILHELM HENSEL (1794-1861)

Miriam's Song of Praise

Signed and dated 1836

RCIN 408985

On the banks of the Red Sea with the Pyramids in the distance, the prophetess Miriam leads a dance to celebrate the victory of the Israelites over the Pharoah’s army. The model for Miriam was the artist’s wife Fanny, herself a composer and sister of the celebrated Felix Mendelssohn.

Presented to Queen Victoria by the artist in 1843

No. 46

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