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.
Since 2001, the Städel Museum has systematically been researching the provenance of all objects that were acquired during the National Socialist period, or that changed owners or could have changed owners during those years. The basis for this research is the “Washington Declaration”, also known as the “Washington Conference Principles”, formulated at the 1998 “Conference on Holocaust-Era Assets” and the subsequent “Joint Declaration”.
The provenance information is based on the sources researched at the time they were published digitally. However, this information can change at any time when new sources are discovered. Provenance research is therefore a continuous process and one that is updated at regular intervals.
Ideally, the provenance information documents an object’s origins from the time it was created until the date when it found its way into the collection. It contains the following details, provided they are known:
The successive ownership records are separated from each other by a semicolon.
Gaps in the record of a provenance are indicated by the placeholder “…”. Unsupported information is listed in square brackets.
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