Isaak van den Blocke

Solomon's prayer for wisdom (1 Kings 3:4-15), 1604-1609
Gdańsk, Muzeum Historycznege Miasta Gdańska [..]
Object information
Object category
ceiling painting
Physical connection
Reference in ‘composite artworks’: artworks that are/were connected, such as alterpieces, decorative pieces incorporated in panelling, and works of art that were intended to be displayed together, such as pendants and series.

part of a series

part of a series of 25 ceiling paintings (based on a program by Eugeniusz Iwanoyko) with biblical subjects or episodes from Greek and Roman mythology. Made by Isaak van den Block in the period 1604-1608 for the ceiling of the Red Hall (Ratusz Główny) in the town hall of Gdansk. Now transferred to Muzeum Historycznege Miasta Gdańska (Ratusz), replacing works by Hans Vredeman de Vries. For the whole series: Images 233379
canvas, oil paint
round 115 x 115 cm
Information about the signature, dating, inscription or any other mark on the front or back of the art work
Current attribution
Isaak van den Blocke
Exact or approximate dating of the described art work; the search parameters adopted for this art work in this database, are found in brackets.
1604-1609 (1604 - 1609)
1604-1608 dating Grzybkowska 2003; 1606-1609 dating Petkau/Block 2007
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Creation date: 2013-03-06; Last modified date: 2022-05-16


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