Wednesday, 31 December 2008

72 More Views of the Tower of Babel

I have decided that my most popular blog post, 72 Views of the Tower of Babel, has far outgrown itself (well over a hundred and twenty images at last count), and in order to make the views of the Tower of Babel easier for me to manage, as well as hopefully more accessible to visitors, I am restricting the original page to medieval views, and putting post-medieval views on this page, and starting a new page for modern views.

I have also increased the size of the link images from thumbnail size to a maximum dimension of 360 pixels, which I think is a great improvement.



Paintings

Image Description
Oil painting by Pieter Bruegel (1525–1569)
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, Austria
1563
Oil painting by Pieter Bruegel (1525–1569)
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Netherlands
circa 1563
Oil painting by Hendrick van Cleve (1525–1589)
Oil painting by Hendrick van Cleve (1525–1589)
J.A. Berg Collection, Stockholm University Art Collection, Stockholm, Sweden
Oil painting by Hendrick van Cleve (1525–1589)
Oil painting by Hendrick van Cleve (1525–1589)
Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany
Oil painting by Hendrick van Cleve (1525–1589)
Galerie de Jonckheere, Paris, France
Oil painting by Hendrick van Cleve (1525–1589)
Oil painting by Hendrick van Cleve (1525–1589)
Oil painting by Hendrick van Cleve (1525–1589)
Oil painting by Hendrick van Cleve (1525–1589)
Oil painting by Hendrick van Cleve (1525–1589)
Oil painting by Hendrick van Cleve (1525–1589)
Oil painting by Hendrick van Cleve (1525–1589)
Oil painting by Hendrick van Cleve (1525–1589)
Oil painting by Hendrick van Cleve (1525–1589) and Louis de Caullery (c.1555-c.1622)
Oil painting by Louis de Caullery (c.1555-c.1622)
Oil painting by Hans Bol (1534–1593)
Museum voor Oudheidkunde en Sierkunst en Schone Kunsten, Kortrijk, Belgium
Illustration on a vase with Biblical Scenes, from the workshop of Orazio Fontana (fl.1565–1571) in Urbino, Italy
Philadelphia Museum of Art (Gallery 250), Philadelphia, U.S.A.
circa 1560–1571
Oil painting attributed to the circle of Maerten van Heemskerck (1498–1574)
Fortabat Art Collection, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Oil painting by Maerten van Heemskerck (1498–1574)
1572
Oil painting by Lucas van Valckenborch (1535–1597)
Galerie de Jonckheere, Paris, France
1568
Oil painting by Lucas van Valckenborch (1535–1597)
The Louvre, Paris, France
1594
Oil painting by Lucas van Valckenborch (1535–1597)
Mittelrhein-Museum, Koblenz, Germany
1595
Oil painting by Lucas van Valckenborch (1535–1597)
Alte Pinakothek, Munich, Germany
Oil painting by Lucas van Valckenborch (1535–1597)
Landesmuseum, Mainz, Germany
1595
Oil painting by Marten van Valckenborch (1535–1612)
National Museum of Fine Arts, Havana, Cuba
Oil painting by Marten van Valckenborch (1535–1612)
Oil painting by Marten van Valckenborch (1535–1612)
Towneley Hall, Burnley, England
circa 1600
Oil painting by Marten van Valckenborch (1535–1612)
Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister Staatliche Kunstsammlungen, Dresden, Germany
[Dresden Gallery in Second Life]
1595
Oil painting by Marten van Valckenborch (1535–1612)
Oil painting by Marten van Valckenborch (1535–1612) or Peter Balten (1525–1598)
circa 1575
Oil painting by Marten van Valkenborch (1535–1612)
Oil painting by Marten van Valkenborch (1535–1612) [on the back of a copperplate map]
Museum of London, London, England
1559
Oil painting by Frederik van Valckenborch (1566–1623)
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, Austria
Oil painting by Leandro Bassano (1557–1622)
National Gallery, London, England
after 1600
Oil painting by Tobias Verhaecht (1561–1631)
Oil painting by Tobias Verhaecht (1561–1631)
Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery, Norwich, England
Oil painting by Tobias Verhaecht (1561–1631)
Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten, Antwerp, Netherlands
Oil painting by Joos de Momper (1564–1635) and Jan Brueghel the Younger (1601–1678)
Oil painting by Joos de Momper (1564–1635) and Frans Francken the Younger (1581–1642)
Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, Brussels, Belgium
Oil painting by Pieter Brueghel the Younger (c.1564–1638)
Pinacoteca Nazionale, Siena, Italy
Oil painting by Abel Grimmer (1570–1619)
Oil painting by Abel Grimmer (1570–1619)
Oil painting by Abel Grimmer (1570–1619)
circa 1604
Oil painting by Abel Grimmer (1570–1619)
Oil painting by Abel Grimmer (1570–1619)
Private Collection
1604
Oil painting by Abel Grimmer (1570–1619)
Galerie de Jonckheere, Paris, France
Oil painting by Frans Francken the Younger (1581–1642)
Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, Spain
Oil painting by Frans Francken the Younger (1581–1642)
Oil painting by Frans Francken the Younger (1581–1642)
Hospital de Tavera, Toledo, Spain
Oil painting by "Monsù Desiderio", i.e. Didier Barra (1590–1644) or François de Nomé (1593–1630) or a third unknown artist
Naples, Italy
Oil painting by an unknown artist
Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Nuremberg, Germany
circa 1590
Oil painting by an unknown artist
Pinacoteca nazionale [N 534], Sienne, Italy
Late 16th century
Oil painting by Anton Mozart (1573–1625)
Staatliche Museen [Kupferstichkabinett, KD Z17904], Berlin, Germany
circa 1610
Oil painting by Jean Joubert (fl.1676–1706)
The Louvre [INV 27257], Paris, France
Oil painting by an unknown artist
17th century
Part of a fresco by Mattia Bortoloni (1696–1750) at the Villa Cornaro, near Venice, Italy
1716
Tin-glazed earthenware (maiolica) by Francesco Antonio Saverio Grue (1686–1746)
Museum of Fine Art, Boston, U.S.A.
circa 1735
Fresco by (?) Johann Baptist Baader (1717–1780) on the ceiling of the Pfarrkirche St. Johann Baptist, Wessobrunn, Germany
Non surrexit major ("It rose no further")
1759 (?)


Engravings and Prints

Image Description
Engraving by Cornelis Anthonisz (circa. 1505–1553)
Bibliothèque royale de Belgique Brussels Belgium
1547
Woodcut illustration by Abraham Saur (1545–1593?) to his Theatrum Urbium
Munich, 1610
Engraving by Daniel Meisner, in Thesauras Philo. Politicus....Schatzkastlein page F68
1623 (also in Sciographica Cosmica (1642))
Hand-coloured copper engraving by Matthäus Merian (1593–1650) in the Merian Bible
Stuttgart, 1630






Turris Babel (sive Archontologia qua primo priscorum post diluvium hominum vita, mores rerumque gestarum magnitudo, secundo Turris fabrica civitatumque extructio, confusio linguarum ...) by Athanasius Kircher (1602–1680). Frontispiece drawn by Gérard de Lairesse (1640–1711) and engraved by Johannes Munniks (1652–1711). Other plates engraved by engraved by Coenraet Decker (1651–1685).
*OCM+ 93-6948, New York Public Library, New York, U.S.A.
1. Turris Babel
2. Turris Babel
3. Coelum Lunae, or Data hypothesi quantum globus terrenus extra centrum emotus fuisset
4. Erat autem Ninive Civitas
5. Descriptio Turris Babylonicœ a Nino et Semiramide exstructa
6. Hæc ruet eversis nun qua Babilonia Muris, Stans memori quantum steterit Kircherius Orbi
7. Arx Babylonica à Semiramide, exstructa
Amsterdam, 1679
Copper engraving by C.J. Visscher for Theatrum Biblicum Hoc est historiae Sacrae published by his son, Nicolaum Johannis Piscatorum (N. Visscher)
Amsterdam (?), 1674
La géographie sacrée, et les monuments de l'histoire sainte by Joseph-Romain Joly (1715–1805).
New York Public Library, New York, U.S.A.
*YIX (Joly, J. R. Géographie sacrée) [opposite page 4]
Paris (?), 1784

Copper engravings by Allain Manesson Mallet (1630–1706)
Figs. XCVIII and CI
Paris, 1683 (reprinted Frankfurt, 1719)
Engraving by Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach (1656–1723) in Entwurff Einer Historischen Architectur
Vienne, 1721
Copper engraving by Gerard Hoet in Figures de la Bible
Page 12
The Hague, 1728
Copper engraving by L. A. Corvinus in J.J. Scheuchzer's Sacred Physics
1735
Engraving by O. Lindeman of a "'Map of the World Known to the Ancient'" by Willem Albert Bachiene (1712–1783)
Utrecht, 1761
Mezzotint with etching by John Martin (1789–1854)
The British Museum [PD Mm.10-6], London, England
circa 1833
Engraving by C. Maurino of a drawing by Gustave Doré (1832–1883)
1865–1866


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