(b. 1528, Verona, d. 1588, Venezia)

Allegory of Wisdom and Strength

c. 1580
Oil on canvas, 214.6 x 167 cm
Frick Collection, New York

Wisdom, personified by a female figure, looks upward to heaven, standing over a globe symbolizing the world. Below her are crowns, scepters, jewels, coins, and military banners. Cupid sits on the right, while Hercules with his lion's skin stands as a symbol of power.