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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.
oil on canvas
H 118 x W 166 cm
Presented by John Cornish, 1759