Jonah and the Whale on a Lake with Sailing Vessels, 1546


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This print by the pioneering landscapist Augustin Hirschvogel does triple duty: it depicts a picturesque seaside village, a parade of sailing vessels, and an Old Testament story. The biblical reference is the lone frolicking whale, perhaps inserted to explain the calm waters; when Jonah went overboard, the tempest subsided. In keeping with his early career as a mapmaker, Hirschvogel pinpointed the spot with the label "Jonah."

Jonah and the Whale on a Lake with Sailing Vessels
Artist Life
Accession Number
Albertina Dupl. (L. 5g)
Catalogue Raisonne
B.75; Schw. 75; Holl.2; Ill. B.18, 285
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