VICTORS, Jan
(b. 1619, Amsterdam, d. 1676, East Indies)

Abraham's Parting from the Family of Lot

1655-65
Oil on canvas, 147 x 165 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

For long time it was thought that the painting represents Jacob and Laban. However, in 1987 the subject was identified as Abraham's departure for Canaan, leaving his nephew Lot and his family, who will set off for Sodom. This subject from the Genesis is rarely treated in art.