CLEVE, Hendrick van III
(b. ca. 1525, Antwerpen, d. ca. 1592, Antwerpen)

The Tower of Babel

Oil on panel, 59 x 96 cm
Private collection

Hendrick van Cleve, like other sixteenth-century Flemish painters, showed a pronounced interest in the subject of the construction of the Tower of Babel. In the various versions he modified the format, the angles and the landscapes. The present panel is a characteristic example of the subject.