God the Father Creating the World

Carl Ferdinand Sohn (German, 1805-1867)1851

The Walters Art Museum

The Walters Art Museum
Baltimore, United States

German academic artists, thinking that art could serve as a force for instructing and ennobling mankind, often rendered the human figure in dramatic, heroic terms.


  • Title: God the Father Creating the World
  • Creator: Carl Ferdinand Sohn (German, 1805-1867)
  • Date Created: 1851
  • External Link: For more information about this and thousands of other works of art in the Walters Art Museum collection, please visit art.thewalters.org
  • Roles: Artist: Carl Ferdinand Sohn (German, 1805-1867)
  • Provenance: William T. Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1894, by inheritance; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
  • Object Type: drawings
  • Medium: pen and ink on paper
  • Inscriptions: [Monogram and date] bottom right: 18 S 51
  • Exhibitions: A Medley of German Drawings. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1996., German 19th Century Paintings and Drawings. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1983., German Drawings from the Walters Collection. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2010-2011.
  • Dimensions: H: 8 11/16 x W: 10 1/8 in. (22 x 25.7 cm)
  • Credit Line: Acquired by William T. Walters
  • Classification: Painting & Drawing
  • Accession Number: 37.1309

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