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The Last Family who perished in the Deluge, (painting)

Artist:
Trumbull Colonel
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1838
1838-1839
Notes:
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 52
Painted in 1838-9. An infant exhausted by cold, wet, and hunger, lies dead in the lap of its mother, whose whole soul is engrossed, and all her faculties so absorbed in the contemplation of this calamity, that she is insensible to the horrors of the scene which surrounds her, and does not even see that her husband is just dashed from the rock (their last and only place of refuge) by a violent surge, and is perishing at her feet. The father throws up his eyes and hand to heaven, as if saying--"Heavenly Father% oh, smite us at once with thy lightning, and put an end to this lingering misery%" [Pp. 34-35.]
Catalogue of Paintings, by Colonel Trumbull; including eight subjects of the American Revolution, with near two hundred and fifty Portraits of persons distinguished in that important period, painted by him from Life. On exhibition in the Picture Gallery of Yale College, New Haven: where they were placed by the donor, on condition that after his decease, the proceeds of the exhibition be forever applied in aid of the education of indigent students in Yale College. Fourth Edition. New Haven: Printed by E. Hayes, 50 Chapel St. 1860.
Topic:
Disaster--Flood
Religion--Old Testament--Noah
Figure(s) In Exterior--Water
State of Being--Death--Drowning
Figure group--Female & Child
Control number:
AECI 06440100
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_aeci_113593

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