The Deluge, Adam Elsheimer
Adam Elsheimer
The Deluge
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Adam Elsheimer

The Deluge, ca. 1599 – 1600


Dimensions
26.6 x 34.9 cm
Physical Description
Oil on copper
Inventory Number
1607
Acquisition
Acquired in 1920
Status
On display, 2nd upper level, Old Masters

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
The Deluge
Painter
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Oil on copper
Material
Technique
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Monogrammiert am unteren Rand auf dem Bündel in der Mitte: N° und AE [ligiert], dazwischen Hausmarke: Kreuz mit Verbindung des linken Arms und der Spitze sowie Schrägstrebe am Fuß rechts
Bezeichnet Cartellino auf dem Geldsack links unten: 1000

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
CC BY-SA 4.0 Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Acquisition
Acquired in 1920

Work Content

Motifs and References

Genre
Main Motif
Associated Persons and Institutions
Illustrated Passage
  • Bibel, Altes Testament, Genesis 7,17-24
Associated Source
  • Gilgamesch-Epos

Iconclass

Primary
  • 71B3312 destruction of mankind by the Flood (the ark absent or barely visible)
Secondary
  • 25F animals
  • 26E2 lightning, flash of lightning, thunderbolt
  • 25H151 deciduous forest
  • 31A2723 climbing

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Last update

03.11.2020