CRANACH, Lucas the Elder
(b. 1472, Kronach, d. 1553, Weimar)

The Fountain of Youth (detail)

Lime panel
Staatliche Museen, Berlin

The fountain spouting water from the spring into the pool bears the statues of Venus and Cupid - evidence that this is actually a fountain of love rather than youth, and that the power of love is the true source of immortality.