Sunday Morning — Victoriana of the Week

William Westall - The Commencement of the Deluge 1848 s

“The Commencement of the Deluge”, by William Westall

I thought William Westall’s “The Commencement of the Deluge” might be a nice complement to the Crystal Wagner “Deluge” installation I posted about a few days ago.

Westall’s great adventure was a voyage of exploration under Matthew Flinders, on a ship called Investigator, which took him from England to South Africa, and on to Australia.   Westall took a good deal of artistic license w/his illustrations.

The painting is in the Tate.


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