'The same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up...', mid 19th century
'The same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened', mid 19th century. Biblical scene, from Moses 7: 11: 'And after seven days the floodwaters came upon the earth. In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, on the seventeenth day of the second month, all the fountains of the great deep burst forth, and the floodgates of the heavens were opened. And the rain fell upon the earth forty days and forty nights'. God sends a flood - the only human survivors on Earth are Noah and his family. The rest of the population try desperately to escape the rising floodwaters, but are destined to drown. Engraving after 'Winter (The Flood)', a painting made c1660 by Nicolas Poussin, in a series depicting the Four Seasons, in the Louvre Museum, Paris.
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'The Year 1914, ''We are on our way to Calais''', 1916. Artist: Louis Raemaekers
'The Year 1914, ''We are on our way to Calais''', 1916. Plate 31 from The Great War: A Neutral's Indictment by Louis Raemaekers. The Dutch graphic artist Louis Raemaekers (1869-1956) produced fiercely anti-German cartoons during the First World War. The Germans offered a substantial reward for him, dead or alive, and the Dutch government, under pressure from Germany, placed Raemaekers on trial on a charge of endangering Dutch neutrality. He was acquitted, but fled to England because of the bounty on his head.
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Berberin boatmen, flooded isle of Philae, Egypt, c1922. Artist: Donald McLeish
Berberin boatmen, flooded isle of Philae, Egypt, c1922. The island and its ruins were regularly flooded after the construction of the Aswan Low Dam in 1902. The buildings were moved to higher ground to save them from further damage in a project organised by UNESCO in the 1960s. A print from Peoples of all Nations, Volume III, edited by JA Hammerton, The Fleetway House, London, c1922.
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