The Eve of the Deluge

William Bell Scott1865

Tate Britain

Tate Britain
London, United Kingdom

William Bell Scott was the son of a Scottish engraver. He came to London in the 1830s where he practised as an engraver and also exhibited pictures. He had close contact with the Pre-Raphaelites and their circle, chiefly through his friendship with Dante Gabriel Rossetti. In this picture he contrasts the debauched eastern prince and his court with Noah and his family who, only too aware of the significance of the ominous cloud in the sky, are entering the Ark.

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  • Title: The Eve of the Deluge
  • Creator: William Bell Scott
  • Date Created: 1865
  • Provenance: Presented by Miss Alice Boyd 1891
  • Physical Dimensions: w445 x h324 mm
  • Original Title: The Eve of the Deluge
  • Type: Painting
  • Medium: Oil on canvas