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The sinful state of mankind before the flood. Engraving by J. van Vianen after G. Hoet.

Hoet, Gerard, 1648-1733.
[between 1725 and 1739]
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Bible, O.T. Genesis VI.11. In the centre people are enjoying eating, drinking and love-making. Behind them, people dancing around a pole. Left, a man rapes a woman and another man commits murder with a stiletto. Background, left and right: construction works


[The Hague] : [P. de Hondt], [between 1725 and 1739]

Physical description

1 print : engraving ; platemark 35.5 x 43.1 cm


Gen. VI, 11. ... Corrupta erat terra coram Deo & plena violentia. The earth was corrupt before God and filled with violence. ... G. Hoet delineavit. J. van Vianen fecit.


Wellcome Library no. 2493575i

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