VOS, Simon de
(b. 1603, Antwerpen, d. 1676, Antwerpen)
Oil on oak, 49 x 64 cm
Národní Galerie, Prague
The subject of the scene is an illustration of the popular adage "Sine Baccho et Cerere friget Venus" (Without Ceres and Bacchus, Venus would Freeze): without food (Ceres, the Roman god of agriculture) and wine (Bacchus), love (Venus) is left cold.