LAIRESSE, Gérard de
(b. 1641, Liège, d. 1711, The Hague)

Allegory of the Five Senses

1668
Oil on canvas
Glasgow Museum, Glasgow

The senses are represented as women and children engaged in some typical activity and with attributes. Hearing is associated with music. Sight holds a mirror. Taste has a fruit and Smell a bunch of flowers. Touch has a bird perching on her raised hand.