The Assuaging of the Waters
(1840) was painted by the British-born artist John Martin (1789-1854). The oil on canvas painting was exhibited by Martin at the Royal Academy in London in 1840. It is one of many works that he produced on the theme of the Biblical Flood.
(Please note this photo was taken when I was making a transition from pro SLR to pro DSLR but had a consumer-grade DSLR on which I did not always have the settings correct. Eventually, these photos will be replaced. Until then, these will have to suffice, but that means focus, resolution, etc., may be off a bit.)