MORETTO da Brescia
(b. ca. 1498, Brescia, d. 1554, Brescia)

The Drunkenness of Noah

Oil on canvas, 163 x 79 cm
Private collection

This painting is one section of a triptych with Old testament scenes. The triptych was displayed in the church of San Giovanni Evangelista, Brescia. By the mid-eighteenth century the three canvases had been separated and sold to various private collections. The paintings demonstrate the remarkable coexistence of classical and naturalistic elements in Moretto's work.