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Lot and his Daughters, After Orazio Gentileschi (1563-1639).

Oil on panel, 48.5cm by 60.5cm.

The Book of Genesis relates Lot’s flight from the burning cities of Sodom and Gomorrah, during which his wife was turned to a pillar of salt and he was seduced by his two daughters who hoped thus to continue the family line. In the 18th Century, the painting was recorded by the 9th Earl of Exeter as being by Velasquez. It is, in fact, a copy after a Gentileschi original which is now in the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa.

 

REFERENCE: PIC482

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