HARTMANN, Johannes Jakob
(b. ca. 1680, Kuttenberg, d. ca. 1731, Praha)

Lot and his Daughters

Oil on copper, 41 x 55 cm
Private collection

Johannes Jakob Hartmann was the most important landscape painter in Bohemia in the early eighteenth century. He updated themes found in Flemish art of the sixteenth-century for eighteenth-century audiences,

The present picture depicts the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah (Gen. 19:1-28), two cities which God razed to the ground because they failed to show hospitality to two angels sent by Him. In the background the city of Sodom is burning.

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