MEI, Bernardino
(b. 1612, Siena, d. 1676, Roma)

Allegory of Justice

Oil on canvas, 114 x 155 cm
Private collection

The pendant of this signed and dated canvas represents the Allegory of Injustice (now in the Pinacoteca Nazionale in Siena). They were painted by Bernardino Mei during his most fruitful artistic phase. Like in many of his best works, in these allegories a strong sculpted figure fills the foreground of the pictorial space and strong colours dominate the scene.

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