Albrecht Dürer 1471 – 1528

Lot and his family flee from Sodom

oil on panel (52 × 42 cm) — c. 1496 Museum National Gallery of Art, Washington DC

Albrecht Dürer biography

This work is linked to Genesis 19:24

When God had decided to punish the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah, angels were sent to forwarn the righteous Lot, who lived in Sodom. They led Lot and his family out of Sodom and told them not to look back. Lot's wife couldn't resist the temptation and was turned into a pillar of salt.

On the other side of this panel Dürer painted a Madonna and child.

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