Albert Pinkham Ryder 1847 – 1917

Jonah at Sea

oil on canvas (69 × 87 cm) — ca. 1885-1895 Museum Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington DC

Albert Pinkham Ryder biography

This work is linked to Jonah 1:15

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Jonah tries to flee from God's request to travel to the city of Nineveh. At sea his ship is caught by a storm. Jonah knows that he is the cause of the mighty tempest. He sacrifices himself and lets the others cast him into the sea.

Ryder is best known for his dark allegorical work and seascapes, which he painted using subtle colour differences.

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