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The Tower of Babel - Flemish school 16th century
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110 000 €
Period :
16th century
Provenance :
Flanders
Medium :
Oil on panel
Dimensions :
L. 29.53 inch X H. 20.87 inch
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Jean Moust

17th century Flemish and Dutch paintings


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The Tower of Babel - Flemish school 16th century

The Tower of Babel is one of the most emblematic subjects of Flemish Humanist painting of the second half of the 16th and first quarter of the 17th century. The first book Genesis in the Bible tells how God
was angry at man for trying to build a tower that would reach into heaven. He created therefore different languages so that the builders could no longer understand each other; the tower was never finished.

- An important number of paintings representing the Tower of Babel used to be attributed to Hendrick van Cleve III, although none of
them is signed. It is known today that these paintings were made by unidentified Antwerp artists active around 1580 – 1600.

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Formerly Hendrick van Cleve III
Flemish painter, Antwerp circa 1525 – circa 1590/95 Antwerp
Now “Unidentified Flemish painter from Antwerp circa 1590”,
from “The Hendrick van Cleve III Group”
The Tower of Babel
Oil on panel :53,1 X 75,1 cm
Unsigned
Frame : 91,8 X 69,8 cm
Provenance: Zurich, David Koetser Gallery, 2007, as “Hendrick van Cleve III”

- The Tower of Babel is one of the most emblematic subjects of Flemish Humanist painting of the second half of the 16th and first quarter of the 17th century. The first book Genesis in the Bible tells how God
was angry at man for trying to build a tower that would reach into heaven. He created therefore different languages so that the builders could no longer understand each other; the tower was never finished.

- An important number of paintings representing the Tower of Babel used to be attributed to Hendrick van Cleve III, although none of
them is signed. It is known today that these paintings were made by unidentified Antwerp artists active around 1580 – 1600.

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Formerly Hendrick van Cleve III
Flemish painter, Antwerp circa 1525 – circa 1590/95 Antwerp
Now “Unidentified Flemish painter from Antwerp circa 1590”,
from “The Hendrick van Cleve III Group”
The Tower of Babel
Oil on panel :53,1 X 75,1 cm
Unsigned
Frame : 91,8 X 69,8 cm
Provenance: Zurich, David Koetser Gallery, 2007, as “Hendrick van Cleve III”.

The Tower of Babel is one of the most emblematic subjects of Flemish Humanist painting of the second half of the 16th and first quarter of the 17th century. The first book Genesis in the Bible tells how God
was angry at man for trying to build a tower that would reach into heaven. He created therefore different languages so that the builders could no longer understand each other; the tower was never finished.

An important number of paintings representing the Tower of Babel used to be attributed to Hendrick van Cleve III, although none of
them is signed. It is known today that these paintings were made by unidentified Antwerp artists active around 1580 – 1600.

Jean Moust

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16th century Oil Painting