The Saint Elizabeth’s Day Flood, Master of the St Elizabeth Panels, Anonymous, c. 1490 - c. 1495

The Saint Elizabeth’s Day Flood, Master of the St Elizabeth Panels, Anonymous, c. 1490 - c. 1495

oil on panel, h 127.5cm × w 110.5cm. More details

On the night of 19 November 1421 – the feast day of Saint Elizabeth – much of Holland was flooded. The Dordrecht region was badly hit: 23 villages were submerged and 2,000 people died. The survivors later had an altarpiece made. The outer panels depict the disaster, with the breach of the dike on the right and the undamaged town of Dordrecht on the left.

On display in room 0.4 Saints Renaissance Gothic -Middle Ages and Renaissance (1100-1600)

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