Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Oil on canvas (lined), appears unsigned, presented in a gilt frame.
Stretcher size 23.5 x 30 in.; Frame dimensions 29.5 x 36.75 in.Private Collection, Denver, North Carolina
This composition is similar to those by Jacob de Backer (Antwerp, ca. 1540/45 - ca. 1595). Forced to flee the burning of Sodom, Lot and his daughters escape and take refuge in a safe clearing beyond the city walls. Lot's wife, visible in the mid-ground, is turned into a pillar of salt after looking back at the city.
Scattered areas of retouch visible under UV light; all over craquelure to surface; wear a with small areas of loss to frame.
$1,000 - 2,000