Attributed to Gillis Mostaert I
Hulst 1528 – 1598 Antwerp
The destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah
Oil on panel : 51,2 X 63,6 cm
Unsigned, except for a monogram “D” on the lower centre of the rock at the middle of the composition
Frame : 63,5 X 76,1 cm
Several Flemish painters from the second half of the 16th century and the first half of the 17th century were excellent fire painters: Joachim Patinir, our Gillis Mostaert, Jan Brueghel I, Kerstiaen de Keuninck or Daniel van Heil. Hell scenes, the biblical destruction of the sinful towns of Sodom and Gomorrah or the fall of Troy, all formed an excellent justification for convincingly demonstrating their skills.