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Lucas Cranach the Elder 1472-1553

Lot and His Daughters

Details

Artist

Lucas Cranach the Elder 1472-1553

Title

Lot and His Daughters

Date

About 1530

Medium

Oil on panel

Dimensions

55.9 x 39 cm

Reference

CVCSC:0332.N

Collection

Northern European

Status

On Display

The story of Lot and his daughters was a popular subject for artists and one which Lucas Cranach the Elder painted at least four times. The tale comes from the Book of Genesis in the Old Testament in which Lot and his daughters flee from the burning city of Sodom and Gomorrah (which can be seen in the background). Lot’s daughters make their father drunk and seduce him in an attempt to ensure that he has male heirs.

Lucas Cranach the Elder Lot and His Daughters About 1530 © Compton Verney