Sodom and Gomorrah in Flames by Jan Bruegel the Elder

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A recurring theme with late 16th century Northern European artists, here the ruin of Sodom and Gomorrah is brilliantly depicted in typical style by the great Jan Bruegel. Jan Bruegel the Elder (1568-1625), Lot and His Daughters Before Sodom and Gomorrah Burning, 1609, cradled oak panel signed and dated on the bottom center, "Brveghel 1609", 20 x 21.5 cm/7.9 x 8.5 in.Estimate: €300,000/400,000 The red glow of the embers, the nocturnal mystery of the scene, not to mention the figures in the foreground whose immorality we can imagine, this picture has all the necessary ingredients to pique the interest of connoisseurs past and

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