Landscape with Noah, Offering a Sacrifice of Gratitude, Joseph Anton Koch, Gottlieb Schick
Joseph Anton Koch, Gottlieb Schick
Landscape with Noah, Offering a Sacrifice of Gratitude
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Joseph Anton Koch
Gottlieb Schick

Landscape with Noah, Offering a Sacrifice of Gratitude, 1803

86.0 x 116.0 cm
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Inventory Number
Acquired in 1829
On display, 1st upper level, Modern Art, room 1


About the Work

Having survived the Flood, Noah and his family offer a sacrifice to God, who has created a rainbow above the land emerging from the waters as a sign of the new Covenant between him and mankind. Koch lived for over forty years in Rome. In his heroic landscape, inspired by the Sabine Hills, he carefully balances the relationship between nature and the Bible narrative. The representation of the dialogue between living creatures and nature was one of the achievements of this Romantic Classicist, who came to the fore in the nineteenth century as the founder of a new form of German landscape painting.


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Basic Information

Landscape with Noah, Offering a Sacrifice of Gratitude
Period Produced
Object Type
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Work Catalogues
  • Lutterotti 1985, Nr. G 4

Property and Acquisition

Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
Public Domain
Acquired in 1829

Work Content

Motifs and References

Main Motif
Persons Shown
Associated Persons and Institutions
Illustrated Passage
  • Bibel, Altes Testament, Genesis 9,8-17


  • 71B343 Noah's sacrifice; various animals are offered, possibly a lamb, a dove and a ram (often combined with the rainbow of the covenant)
  • 25H2 landscapes with waters, waterscapes, seascapes (in the temperate zone)
  • 25H11 mountains
  • 26B2 rainbow
  • 25F animals
  • 26A3 lower clouds

Research and Discussion


Object History
Johann Daniel von Weng (1734-1808)
Verst. Johann Daniel von Weng, anon., Frankfurt am Main, 14. September 1818 (Los-Nr. 138, fl 300)
J. G. Liesching, Stuttgart
verkauft an das Städelsche Kunstinstitut, Frankfurt am Main, 21. Mai 1829.


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