CERRINI, Giovanni Domenico
(b. 1609, Perugia, d. 1681, Roma)

Allegory of Human Fragility

1656-61
Oil on canvas, 130 x 97 cm
Museo Bardini, Florence

The text, written on the fan in the right hand of the female figure, reads: "Everything passes / passes and does not last / All human happiness / fades and declines). It is an allegory therefore of the transience of human life.