“Noah’s Ark, 1846” by Edward Hicks is a religious piece emphasizing harmonious living and tolerance among all creatures. This Naïve artwork illustrates the Biblical story in which God commands Noah to build an ark to save himself and all animals from a devastating flood. A Quaker preacher, Hicks (1780 – 1849) painted to express his faith and to inspire others. The lion in this work is a self-portrait. Hicks depicted predators and prey side-by-side to illustrate the peaceful world envisioned by Quakers. One of Hicks' best-known works, this piece is displayed in Philadelphia’s Museum of Art.