CASTIGLIONE, Giovanni Benedetto
(b. 1609, Genova, d. 1664, Mantova)

In Front of Noah's Ark (detail)

c. 1650
Oil on canvas
Gemäldegalerie, Dresden

Noah arranges the entry of the animals, which have assembled in two lines parallel to the picture plane. Curiously they consist only of European indigenous animals, many of them domestic.