SCHOOL OF FONTAINEBLEAU, 16TH CENTURY | AN ALLEGORICAL SCENE, FIGURES WITH ANIMAL HEADS
SCHOOL OF FONTAINEBLEAU, 16TH CENTURY
AN ALLEGORICAL SCENE, FIGURES WITH ANIMAL HEADS
oil on panel, unframed
panel: 12½ by 12½ in.; 31.8 by 31.8 cm
The panel consists of a board that has likely been cut down and is now a fragment given the uneven edges. Panel is flat and stable. Image reads well and the colors remain bright. Scattered retouches fluoresce in the sky, the figures, like the one at bottom left, and a few others in the leaves. Painting is offered unframed but can otherwise hang as is.
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This painting is likely a fragment of a larger composition, which makes the subject difficult to decipher.