BRUEGHEL, Jan the Elder
(b. ca. 1568, Bruxelles, d. 1625, Antwerpen)

Allegory of Sight and Smell

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Oil on canvas, 175 x 263 cm
Museo del Prado, Madrid

The sense of sight is represented by the woman sitting at the round table and viewing the mirror, while the standing woman receiving flowers from a putto represents the sense of smell. There are many additional small details in the painting symbolizing these two senses.