Oil on copper
In this picture by Frans Francken II and his workshop we can see the construction of the Tower of Babel, with Nimrod supervising his architects in the foreground. Nimrod can be seen on the left, wearing luxurious fabrics, jewelry and a dagger. Nimrod was known as the king who was rebellious against God.
Frans Francken II was a Flemish painter and the best-known member of the large Francken family of artists. Francken was a versatile artist who practiced in many genres and introduced new subjects into Flemish art. Many of his works are historical allegorial and biblical with a focus on figures.
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