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The Deluge
  • David Teniers II
    born: Antwerp, Southern Netherlands (present-day Belgium) ; died: Brussels, Southern Netherlands (present-day Belgium)
  • The Deluge, circa 1655
  • Where object was made: Belgium
  • oil on copper
  • Canvas/Support: 43.2 x 52.5 cm
    Canvas/Support: 17 x 20 5/8 in
  • Museum purchase: State funds and Gift of Mrs. Elizabeth M. Drey and Mr. and Mrs. John H. Goodwin by exchange
  • Not on display
  • 1989.0030
Label Text

Figures in a landscape, some nude and some clothed. Some figures and animals are in the water on the left. Other figures are huddled together on the land at the right. The land begins at the lower left and continues in a diagonal to the upper right corner. In the central background is a wooden boat on a large wave (Noah's ark). Building in the upper right corner. Dark blue and gray clouds and diagonal rays of light are in the background.