Lot And His Daughter.From the Original Picture in the Collection of the Proprietor.
Publsihed April 25th 1787, by John & Josiah Boydell. No. 90 Cheapside, London.
Mezzotint with large margins. Fine impression. Rare.
Lot and one of his daughters, in the cave in the mountains, sitting side by side. They are leaning towards each other as the goblet in his right hand falls into her left. He holds her chin, drawing her towards him. Lot is an Old Testament figure, a son of Abraham's youngest brother. On the destruction of Sodom, he was rescued with his family by divine intervention, but against instruction, his wife turned back to look at the city, upon which she turned into a pillar of salt.
Ex Oettinger-Wallenstein collection Sotheby's Lot 736, 13/11/97. Ex collection of Christopher Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 36641] £350.00