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Take One Picture 2022

9 June – 11 September 2022

Sunley Room

As part of our annual Take One Picture programme, primary schools from across the UK have responded creatively to 'The Finding of Moses' by Orazio Gentileschi.

The painting shows a scene from the Old Testament (Exodus 2:2-10), where Pharaoh's daughter discovers baby Moses, hidden in a basket amongst bulrushes on the River Nile.

Gentileschi’s painting was chosen for the cross-curricular themes and subjects which can be explored, such as rivers, journeys, fashion, gesture, and family.

Featuring works by children from 30 different primary schools, the exhibition showcases the richness of children's creative responses to Gentileschi’s painting – from woven baskets and handmade jewellery, to painted landscapes and animals of the Nile.

Artwork by children aged 7–9, Yewstock School, Dorset ©️ National Gallery, London

Ticket prices

Free admission. To visit this exhibition, book your free Gallery entry ticket.

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Exhibition generously supported by

Columbia Threadneedle Foundation

The Sunley Room exhibition programme is supported by the Bernard Sunley Foundation

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About Take One Picture

All you need to know about our Take One Picture programme and exhibitions

Take One Picture CPD sessions for teachers

Find out what to expect from our CPD sessions for primary school teachers and book tickets

Teachers' notes

Handy resources for teachers about our Take One Picture focus paintings