Sunday, June 11, 2017

Lot and his Daughters (print) (1530)

Lot and his Daughters (print) (1530)
Lucas van Leyden 1494 – 1533
engraving (19 × 25 cm) — 1530
Genesis 19:32 - Come, let us make our father drink wine, and we will lie with him, that we may preserve seed of our father.
Lot and his daughters flee the burning city of Sodom (background). Now that their mother has been turned into a pillar of salt, the daughters consider it their duty to ensure that Lot has male descendants. Here they are seen feeding their father so much drink that he does not realize he is being seduced by his own daughters.

The result of this encounter are two sons, Ben-Ammi and Moab, future ancestors of the Ammonites and the Moabites, nations that will severely pester the Israelites in years to come.

This is one of a minimum of two engravings that Lucas van Leyden made on the subject.
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