Nicolas Colombel (1644 - 1717)
Moses placed in an ark of bulrushes, c. 1680-90
Oil on canvas
73.3 × 98 cm. (28 ⅞ × 38 ⅝ in.)
Hervé Aaron is president of the Didier Aaron Gallery which his family established in France in 1923. Having opened a gallery in New York in 1976 and one in London in 1985, he now directs all three galleries from New York. While its primary focus has been French art from around 1550 to 1850, the gallery has also dealt in important works of art from other European schools. In 1994, it sold Pierre Paul Prud'hon's Charles Maurice de Talleyrand Périgord to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, and in 2003 Titian's Portrait of Alfonso d'Avalos in Armor to the J. Paul Getty Museum. The gallery has sold other major paintings, drawings and sculptures to private collections and museums across the globe including the Louvre and the national galleries in London, Washington and of Australia.