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


Dimensions
86.0 x 116.0 cm
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Inventory Number
767
Acquisition
Acquired in 1829
Status
On display

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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

Title
Landscape with Noah, Offering a Sacrifice of Gratitude
Painter
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Material
Technique

Property and Acquisition

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Collection
Picture Copyright
© Städel Museum
Acquisition
Acquired in 1829

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Motifs and References

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

Iconclass

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

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06.08.2019