The painting is one of the early works after Rubens' return from Italy. The picture space is entirely dominated by the figures that are set in the fore-ground. The scene shows the daughters inebriating Lot in order to have themselves been made pregnant by him (Gen. 19, 30-38). Rubens decided not to show the father as a victim of female seduction. Instead he shows a bearded but forceful man that is actively reaching out for the young woman next to him.