The Tower of Babel | Marten van Valckenborch the Elder | 1595

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Size: 14"x11"
Frame Style: Black Frame

The Tower of Babel is a tale originating from the Bible, specifically the Book of Genesis, symbolizing humanity's ambition and its potential consequences. According to the biblical account, after the Great Flood, humans decided to build a city with a tower that would reach the heavens to make a name for themselves and prevent their scattering across the world. Viewing this as hubris, God disrupted their project by confounding their single language, causing them to speak in different tongues. Unable to understand one another, they scattered across the earth, which effectively put a halt to their construction. The story of the Tower of Babel serves as an allegorical narrative that underscores the risks of overambition, the necessity for humility before God, and an explanation for the existence of different languages and cultural diversity across the globe.



Created from high-quality wood, milled with simple clean lines and presented with a satin finish. Includes an off-white mount that will not discolour or fade with age.

All framed prints feature our premium fine art paper. This is a museum-quality paper which reproduces photography and artworks with exceptional tonality and renders sharp details with consistent flatness and accuracy.


For the matted / mounted prints we use a thick 1.4mm window mount cut from premium, textured mountboard. All mounts are "conservation grade", FSC certified, 100% acid free, and will not discolour or fade with age.

  • Simple, elegant design
  • Premium, fine art paper with a gently textured surface
  • Handmade by specialist picture framers
  • FSC certified off-white mat / window mount
  • Delivered ready for hanging