Francis Danby (1793 – 1861): The Deluge, 1840, Oil on

Francis Danby (1793 – 1861): The Deluge, 1840, Oil on

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Francis Danby (1793 – 1861): The Deluge, 1840, Oil on canvas, 284.5 x 452.1, Tate Britain, London #FrancisDanby #Irish #Irishpainter #Irishart #TateBritain #Romantism #pittore #pittura #pintor #pintura #peintre #peinture #Arte #artista #Maler #Malerei #oilpainting #painting #painter #Danby #deluge Danby made his name with epic subjects, often on a large scale. This was his last. The subject is from the Old Testament book of Genesis. God sends a flood to punish mankind’s wickedness but allows Noah and his family to be saved. Noah’s ark is in the background, illuminated by a shaft of moonlight. A stormy sea rages round a rocky peak and massive tree branches, to which humans and animals are clinging desperately. A blood-red sun can be seen setting to the left. In the lower right hand corner, an angel weeps over the death of a child.

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