(b. 1500, Treviso, d. 1571, Venezia)
Allegory with Lovers1550
Oil on canvas, 111,5 x 174,5 cm
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna
The painter studied in Venice at Titian and later he became a rival of his master. In order to avoid this rivalry he left Venice and worked in several cities of northern Italy. This allegory was probably painted for the decoration of a room and it is assumed that the figure of the man is a portrait of the commissioner.