This is a brown ink and wash drawing on a light background that depicts an expansive landscape with three figures in a row in the center area. The foreground shows a rocky, mountainous area with the figures standing on a ledge and square-shaped buildings, or walls, on a rise to the right. One figure is an old man with long white hair and a beard, who is wearing a draped robe and holding a staff. A woman is walking behind him on the path and balancing a vessel on her head. Another woman, behind her, has her arms at her side and looks downward. In the middle and far section of the drawing there is a walled city being destroyed with violent flooding of the city gates and eathquake-like destruction of the buildings. Far down the path a lone woman raises her hands in a gesture of distress. There are turbulent cloud formations in the sky.
This drawing depicts the story of Lot and his daughters fleeing the city of Sodom, as told in the Book of Genesis in the Old Testament of the Bible. The UMMA drawing was one of 72 sepia drawings that Martin contributed that were made into wood engravings and included in "Illustrations of the Bible", 1831-1835.
Inscribed in red ballpoint on tape on spine: "SPAIN/PORTUGAL" Signed on flyleaf in fountain pen and black ink, u.r. corner: "Charles L Luck/Trip to Spain 1886/and 1884"; inscribed to left in graphite: "B402/No. 6"
This is a black and white photograph of a steep rocky hillside. The scene is cropped so that only a small section of the hillside is shown. In the center, is a group of palm trees, some tall and some small, growing out of the rocky soil.