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Plate 8: Diluvium (The Flood)
  • Johann Wilhelm Baur
    born: Strasbourg, Holy Roman Empire (present-day France) ; died: Vienna, Holy Roman Empire (present-day Austria) ; active: present-day Italy, Archduch
  • Plate 8: Diluvium (The Flood), 1639–1641
  • Ovid's Metamorphoses
  • Where object was made: Austria
  • etching
  • Paper Type: laid
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 135 x 210 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 5 5/16 x 8 1/4 in
  • Museum purchase
  • Not on display
  • 0000.1706.009

Print depicting nude figures during a rain storm. Two main figures, a man and a woman, are standing on a rock and the woman is clasping her hands together and looking toward the sky. The man is reaching down toward the water below them, to help a figure in the water. There is a figure clinging to a twisted branch in the bottom right corner of the print, and there are dark clouds throughout the sky.