Noah gives thanks to God for having saved him and his family from the destruction of mankind by flood (Genesis 9: 20–21). On accession, this painting was attributed to Sébastien Bourdon. It has been heavily restored. The composition is based on a popular mid-seventeenth-century design, deriving from Poussin, (with numerous variations by Genoese, Neapolitan and French artists) and developed by Carlo Maratta. This painting may date from the 1670s or 1680s by an artist who knew the work of Maratta.
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The Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology
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