The Deluge according to Ovid, Abraham van Diepenbeeck
Abraham van Diepenbeeck
The Deluge according to Ovid
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Abraham van Diepenbeeck

The Deluge according to Ovid, ca. 1636 – 1639

232 x 181 mm
Inventory Number
Object Number
776 Z
Can be presented in the study room of the Graphische Sammlung (special opening hours)

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Basic Information

The Deluge according to Ovid
Period Produced
Object Type
Geographic Reference
Production Reason
Captions Added Later
Verso bezeichnet oben (mit Bleistift): De zondvloed, fabel uit / Ovidius, door / Abraham Diepenbeeck // Nr. 793 uit Huquiers verk / te Amst. In Sept. 1761/ [...] // De prent naar de [...] teekening [...] Tempel der [...] godinnen
Verso unten Stempel des Städelschen Kunstinstituts, Frankfurt am Main (Lugt 2356), mit zugehöriger Inventarnummer
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Property and Acquisition

Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
Public Domain

Work Content

Motifs and References

Persons Shown
Associated Persons and Institutions
Illustrated Passage
  • Ovid: Metamorphosen, 1, 292-312


  • 91E7 Deucalion's flood; Jupiter sends a great flood to destroy mankind; Deucalion and Pyrrha afloat

Research and Discussion


Object History
vermutl. Samuel van Huls (1655–1734), Den Haag
Verst. durch Jean Swart, Den Haag, 14. Mai 1736
Jacques Gabriel Huquier (1695–1772), Paris
Verst. durch Pieter Yver, Amsterdam, 14. September 1761
Johan van der Marck Ægidiuszoon (1707–1772), Leiden
Nachlass van der Marck, 1772
Verst. durch de Winter and Yver, Amsterdam, 29. November 1773
vermutl. Jan Tak (1729–1780), Leiden
Nachlass Tak, 1780
Verst. durch Vincent van der Vinne, Haarlem, 10. Oktober 1780
Diderick Baron van Leyden (1744 –1810), Amsterdam
Nachlass van Leyden, 1810
Verst. durch Philippus van der Schley, Amsterdam, 13. Mai 1811
Johann Friedrich Städel (1728–1816), Frankfurt am Main
Nachlass Johann Friedrich Städel, 1816.


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