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
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