CRANACH, Lucas the Elder
(b. 1472, Kronach, d. 1553, Weimar)

Lot and his Daughters

Oil and tempera on red beechwood, 57 x 39 cm
Moravská Galerie, Brno

The subject of Lot and his daughters enjoyed great popularity in the early sixteenth century, Lucas Cranach painted at least eight versions of this scene. The singular feature of the present version, which comes from the Premonstratensian monastery of Nová Øiše, is the design of the background depicting an extensive landscape with trees, hill slopes and the two cities condemned to destruction.