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La Fuite de Loth

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  • Title (object)

    • La Fuite de Loth
  • Description

    The Flight of Lot: Angels leading Lot, his wife and two daughters away from their house, warning them of an imminent catastrophe that is about to happen; at far right, an angel drags Lot away, beckoning to the right, followed by his wife, who looks towards another angel; she is followed by her two daughters and a laden donkey; at far left, the entrance to their house; in the sky, directly above them, dark spirits emerge, including one figure who clutches a serpent in his hand, looking menacingly at Lot; after Rubens; from the publication 'L'Art'. 1881


  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1881
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 216 millimetres
    • Width: 317 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered below the image with the artists' details at left: 'P. P. Rubesn, pinx.' and right: 'Ch. de Billy sc.'; below, the title: 'LA FUITE DE LOTH.'; below at left, the title of the publication: 'L'Art' and at right, the printer's name: 'Imp. A. Salmon'.
  • Bibliography

    • IFF 1 bibliographic details
    • Schneevoogt Not described bibliographic details
    • Beraldi Vol. II, p. 76 bibliographic details
  • Location

    French XIXc Unmounted Roy

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Associated titles

    • Associated Title: The Bible
  • Acquisition date


  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number



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