Allegory of Virtue and Vice
Lorenzo Lotto - 1505
921 x 1200 • 311 KB
The painting originally served as a hinged panel, covering a portrait, now in Naples, of Bernard Rossi, Bishop of Treviso. The churchman's shield, facing to the left, signifies that during his life he chose the narrow path of scholarship and virtue symbolized by the child with instruments of learning. In contrast, on the right, disaster and dissipation are symbolized in the shipwreck, storm and wine-loving satyr.
Owner/Location: National Gallery of Art - Washington DC  (United States - Washington)
Dates: 1505
Artist age:Approximately 25 years old.
Dimensions: Height: 56.5 cm (22.24 in.), Width: 42.2 cm (16.61 in.)
Medium: Painting - oil on panel
Entered by: Member laure9 on 14 January 2009.
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