Simmons, William Henry (1811-82; English), after Maclise, Daniel (1806-70; English)
Noah’s Sacrifice 1857
Engraving, c.76 x 95.5 cm
Acquired by 1894
Location unknown  

This print reproduces Maclise’s large painting of 1847-53 (Leeds, City Art Gallery).

George Landow, in The Victorian Web, discusses the prominent rainbow as a symbol of the New Covenant, quoting from Victorian commentators, and Milton’s Paradise Lost (book XI).

[comparative photo: Townend impression]


NGV 1894, p.106 (V.Buvelot Gallery, no.9); not listed in NGV 1905 

For the impression reproduced here, see (Townend, Cumbria; with photo)

For the Leeds painting see (with a good colour reproduction) and (commentary by George Landow, 1st published 2001, as cited above; also noting his own earlier discussion)