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domingo, 19 de junio de 2016

Gherardo di Giovanni del Fora - Combate entre el Amor y la Castidad



Combate entre el Amor y la Castidad, obra de Gherardo di Giovanni del Fora (1444/45-1497).

The painting seems to have been part of a series illustrating the 'Triumphs' by the poet Petrarch (1304 - 1374). Love's arrows break against Chastity's shield; she waves the chain with which he will be bound. A companion painting in Turin shows Love bound in Chastity's triumphal chariot.

Other paintings in the series also survive. They were probably made for a piece of Florentine furniture towards the end of the 15th century.

Datos de The National Gallery.