Apparently a free copy after a rather earlier picture (possibly 17th century) known as 'The Slaying of Aaron's Grandson' (private collection).

This painting was probably painted in the early 19th century and was once attributed to Alexandre-Gabriel Decamps (1803 - 1860).

Key facts

Artist
Full title
A Struggle in a Desert
Date made
19th century
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
34.3 x 22.9 cm
Acquisition credit
Bequeathed by Lady Lindsay, 1912
Inventory number
NG2910
Location in Gallery