Francisco de Goya

Moses Bringing Forth Water from the Rock (Moisés haciendo manar el agua de la roca)

Datos Generales
Ca. 1775 - 1780
Unknown Collection
Técnica y soporte
Oil on canvas
Reconocimiento de la autoría de Goya
Attributed work
Ficha: realización/revisión
10 Jan 2010 / 14 Apr 2021

This work, along with the others in the series, belonged to the collection of the Duke and Duchess of Aveyro, in Madrid. Its current whereabouts are unknown.

Análisis artístico

When the people of Israel were dying of thirst on their way through the desert, God brought forth water from a rock by asking Moses to smite the rock with his staff. When nothing happened, the prophet, in his impatience, struck the rock a second time and the water gushed out, and the people and their livestock were able to quench their thirst. The Lord punished Moses for not having had faith in the first blow against the rock by not allowing him to enter the Promised Land (Numbers 20:1-13).

For the artistic commentary on the series as a whole, see Moses and the Brazen Serpent.

  • vol. I, p. 251, cat. 106
  • GASSIER, Pierre y WILSON, Juliet
    Vie et ouvre de Francisco de Goya
    ParísOffice du livre
    pp. 77, 91, cat. 165
  • ANGELIS, Rita de
    L’opera pittorica completa di Goya
    p. 93, cat. 61
  • José Camón Aznar
    Francisco de Goya, 4 vols.
    ZaragozaCaja de Ahorros de Zaragoza, Aragón y Rioja
    vol. I, p. 68 y p. 256 (il.)
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