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Lot and His Daughters

Guerrieri Giovanni Francesco
(Fossombrone 1589 - Pesaro 1655)

The painting is part of a series of overdoors for the Borghese mansion in the Campo Marzio. The subject comes from Genesis (19, 30-38): the story of Lot and his family fleeing Sodoma in flames. When his wife was transformed into a statue of salt after looking back at the city, the elderly father was left alone with his two daughters in a cave. To save the human race, the two girls got their father drunk and took turns lying with him, who unknowingly participated in the incest. .

Object Details

Medium | oil on canvas, cm 142 x 164,5

Inventory | 45

Location | Room 14 – Lanfranco Loggia

Period | '600

Classification | painting

Work not currently on display
Painting on loan for the exhibition "Caravaggio. La verità dell'arte" (Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art (Sapporo) 7/08/2019 - 14/10/2019; Nagoya City Art Museum (Nagoya) 26/10/2019 - 15/12/2019; Abeno Harukas Museum (Osaka) 26/12/2019 - 24/02/2020). Replaced with Guercino, copy after, "Samson Offering His Parents a Honeycomb"


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