The Deluge

The Deluge

Artist: Benjamin West (American ; 1738-1820)

Date: 1790
Dimensions:
frame: 25 3/8 x 35 1/16 in. (64.4 x 89 cm)
image: 19 1/8 x 28 3/4 in. (48.5 x 73 cm)
Classification: PAINTING
Credit Line: Gift of Dr. Robert Erwin Jones, Class of 1952
Object number: 84.33.3
Catalogue raisonné: Von Erffa and Staley #235
Inscribed: verso l.c.: [fragment of letter adhered to panel which is signed by Benj. West and dated July 16, 1805; mentions his "picture of the Deluge"]; verso c.: [exhibition label, Philadelphia Museum 1986]
Terms
  • religious art
  • floods
  • figures (representations)
  • landscapes (representations)
  • landscape
  • figures
  • rainbow
  • dove
  • flood
  • Biblical stories
  • Noah
  • arc
Not on view