Noah's Sacrifice, plate IX from The Creation and Early History of Man

A work made of pen and brown ink on parchment.
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  • A work made of pen and brown ink on parchment.

Date:

1606

Artist:

Jan Wierix
Flemish, 1549-c. 1620

About this artwork

After surviving the Flood, Noah’s family gives thanks by sacrificing an animal. Antwerp-born Jan Wierix showed this ancient scene of thanksgiving from above, with an almost all-seeing view of the family, their sacrifice, God appearing in a cloud, and the vessel of their salvation (the ark) shown in the background at left. This subject is one of 20 in the series titled The Creation and Early History of Man. The delicacy of the line work and the drawing’s presentation on the durable material of vellum suggest that Wierix intended this series of miniature drawings to serve as treasured possessions for a devoted collector of fine and precious things.

On View

Prints and Drawings, Gallery 126

Artist

Jan Wierix

Title

Noah's Sacrifice, plate IX from The Creation and Early History of Man

Origin

Flanders

Date

1606

Medium

Pen and brown ink on parchment

Inscriptions

Signed recto, lower right, in pen and brown ink: "Iohan: Wiricx / Inve"; inscribed verso, lower left, in graphite: "No 12 20 / 10"

Dimensions

94 × 123 mm

Credit Line

Gift of Dorothy Braude Edinburg to the Harry B. and Bessie K. Braude Memorial Collection

Reference Number

2013.1046

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