Allegorische Frauengestalt mit Spiegel, Schlange, Hirsch und Hindin
Hans Baldung gen. Grien (1484-1545)

Allegorische Frauengestalt mit Spiegel, Schlange, Hirsch und Hindin,

1529
Material / Technology / Carrier
Lindenholz (Tilia sp.)
Dimensions of the object
83 x 36 cm
Displayed
AP OG Saal V
Department
Altdeutsche Malerei
Genre
Malerei
Inventory number
5376
Acquisition
Aus der Kurfürstlichen Galerie München
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München
Citation
Hans Baldung gen. Grien, Allegorische Frauengestalt mit Spiegel, Schlange, Hirsch und Hindin, 1529, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/Qr4DgD0GpE (Last updated on 07.07.2022)
The meaning of the ‘Woman with Music Book, Gamba and Cat’ and the ‘Woman with Mirror, Serpent, Stag and Dog’ remains unsolved to this day. It is presumed that they are personifications from the complex humanist world of thought. Attempts to classify them have included Musica and Prudentia, the Temperaments, planetary deities, the Virtues, the Liberal Arts, or else they have been placed in a Christian context. The two paintings were probably part of a series.

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