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The fate of The Finding of Moses

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« on: September 06, 2011, 11:56:52 pm »

The Finding of Moses, one of Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema's greatest People Paintings.The fate of this painting is a tale sure to intrigue everyone who loves Tadema or hearing about successful treasure hunts. Building Paintings Some time in the late 1950's an English professor in London was walking through the gallery district and passed a narrow alley lined with garbage cans. Out of the corner of his eye he noticed what looked to be a fine painting sitting outside with the trash. Oil Paintings for sale So he ran into the dealer, thinking he was doing a good deed, and told the proprietor that he must have accidentally forgotten a painting out in the alley. Famous Paintings The dealer thanked him for his attention, but explained that it was a terrible out of fashion trite piece of garbage that nobody would want and that they had purchased it for its frame which they said was quite beautiful. So this educator asked if the dealer minded if he were to take it home. Children Paintings They said "Of course not…you're saving us on our garbage bill” was the welcome response.That painting was later found to be the subject of this narrative, “Finding of Moses” by Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema.
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