(b. 1483, Busto Arsizio, d. 1548, Milano)

Virtues of the Monument to Gaston de Foix: Truth

Marble, height 65 cm
Victoria and Albert Museum, London

In addition to the effigy of Gaston de Foix in the Castello Sforzesco, Milan, a large number of fragments of the monument survive. Three statuettes of Virtues in the Victoria and Albert Museum also formed part of the monument.

The picture represents Truth (or Temperance or Justice), one of the Virtues (Charity, Truth, Fortitude) in London. This female figure is dressed in classical robes with a veil or cloak draped over her head and tied on her right shoulder. On her head is a crown or diadem, in her left hand a small scroll and in her right she holds one end of her veil.