Lucas van Leyden 1494 – 1533

Lot and his Daughters (oil paint)

oil on panel (48 × 34 cm) — c. 1521 Museum Musée du Louvre, Paris

Lucas van Leyden biography

This work is linked to Genesis 19:32

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In the background Sodom and Gomorra still burn. Lot and his daughters could escape in time before the inferno began. Lot's wife was not that fortunate: she was transformed into a pillar of salt because she looked back, against God's command. She can be seen standing on the wooden bridge.

As Lot has no male children, his daughters decide to help him. The make him drunk with lots of wine. The children that were conceived that night would become the ancestors of the Moabites and the Ammonites, neighbours of Israel.

This panel is no longer attributed to Lucas van Leyden. It was probably made in Leiden or in Antwerp.

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