SWART VAN GRONINGEN, Jan
(b. ca. 1500, Groningen, d. ca. 1560, Antwerpen)

Woman Lamenting by a Burning City

1550-55
Pen in black, brush in brown, 360 x 283 mm
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

The unusual subject of this painting has been identified variously as an allegory of bad fortune, Lot's wife by the burning Sodom, and Cassandra bewailing the fall of Troy.