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The earth before the flood, study for an engraving, in reverse, in "Discours historiques, critiques, théologiques et moraux sur événements les plus memorables du vieux et du nouveaux testaments", published by J. Saurin (1728-36); group of men, women and children feasting and drinking under a canopy fixed to trees, in a landscape with figures dancing around a pole decorated with flowers in the middle distance, and building under construction on left, further buildings being looted to right. c.1720-1733
Pen and black ink and wash heightened with white bodycolour, with brown ink border around edge
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Height: 327 millimetres
Width: 426 millimetres
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- The 1995-6 Recent Acquisitions Exhibition Label text:
A study for an engraving of the same size, in reverse, in the 'Discours historiques, critiques, théologiques et moraux sur événements les plus mémorables du vieux et du nouveaux testaments', published by J. Saurin, 1728-36.
Hoet was an academic artist active chiefly in The Hague and Utrecht, where he became Deacon of the painters' Guild of St Luke and founded a drawing school. His son was the artist and dealer Gerhard Hoet the Younger (d.1760), remembered for publishing a compilation of Dutch art sale catalogues.
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- Exhibition history
1995-6 Nov-Apr, BM, Recent Acquisitions (no cat.)
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- Acquisition notes
- This item has an uncertain or incomplete provenance for the years 1933-45. The British Museum welcomes information and assistance in the investigation and clarification of the provenance of all works during that era.
This drawing had also been offered at Phillips on 6.vii.94/152.
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