Landscape with Moses and the Burning Bush

Artist: Domenichino (Domenico Zampieri) (Italian, Bologna 1581–1641 Naples)

Date: 1610–16

Medium: Oil on copper

Dimensions: 17 3/4 x 13 3/8 in. (45.1 x 34 cm)

Classification: Paintings

Credit Line: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wrightsman, 1976

Accession Number: 1976.155.2


The Biblical miracle of the burning bush that was not consumed (Exodus III) was one of the three that God showed Moses to confirm his mission to lead the Israelites out of Egypt. A pupil of Carracci, Domenichino was a key figure in the creation of an idealizing, classical style of painting in Europe. His landscapes transpose observation of nature to a timeless, idyllic realm.