Il Guercino 1591 – 1666

Lot and his daughters

oil on canvas (175 × 190 cm) — 1617 Museum Monastery of El Escorial, San Lorenzo de El Escorial

Il Guercino biography

This work is linked to Genesis 19:32

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Lot's daughters are prepared to sleep with their father in order to have his children. They make him drink lots of wine, to make him drunk and unaware of what will happen.

To the right in the background is Lot's wife, who made the error of looking back while fleeing burning Sodom.

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