Can you identify the subject of this painting?
September 23, 2016 12:28 PM   Subscribe

This painting is by an anonymous master, probably from the 18th century. It hangs in my neighbor's living room, but she does not know what it represents. Can you help identify the subject of the painting? Link here
posted by paulfromgent to Media & Arts (8 answers total)
 
Looks like Lot and his daughters.
posted by The Giant Rat of Sumatra at 12:34 PM on September 23, 2016


I would say David and Bathsheba. I could be wrong.
posted by Dressed to Kill at 12:40 PM on September 23, 2016


After Carlo Nuvolone, according to Christie's.
posted by The Giant Rat of Sumatra at 12:40 PM on September 23, 2016 [1 favorite]


Unquestionably Lot and his daughters. Common subject.
posted by mr_roboto at 12:42 PM on September 23, 2016 [1 favorite]


(Also, Novolone was working from Simon Vouet's earlier painting.)
posted by mr_roboto at 12:47 PM on September 23, 2016 [1 favorite]


And here I was trying to figure out if Nuvolone or Vouet painted first. Nice sleuthing, mr_roboto.
posted by xenization at 12:48 PM on September 23, 2016


Yep, one look at the painting suggests Lot and his daughters.
posted by brianogilvie at 1:39 PM on September 23, 2016


More info on who Lot and his daughters were.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 1:53 PM on September 23, 2016


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