Jacopo Bassano il Vecchio | Entry of the Animals into Noah’s Ark, 1563-1568 | Museo del Prado, Spain | Image and original data provided by Erich Lessing Culture and Fine Arts Archives/ART RESOURCE, N.Y. www.artres.com

A record-breaking heat wave plaguing the Northeastern US ended with a cold front that moved in this afternoon, resulting in intense storms affecting areas in more than seven states.

The high winds, lightning, and periods of heavy rain have been wreaking havoc in New York City. The ARTstor office is considering rounding up the animals and finding an ark like the one depicted here by Jacopo Bassano il Vecchio. This image in the ARTstor Digital Library comes to us from the Art, Archaeology, and Architecture (Erich Lessing Culture and Fine Arts Archives) collection.