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

Chance Crowning a Sleeping Man

1560-61
Fresco
Villa Barbaro, Maser

Immediately under the ceiling painting in the Stanza del Cane there are two allegorical pairs of figures, on one side the personification of Chance (another form of Fortune) crowning a sleeping man, on the other side Saturn (who was also understood as the personification of time) and Historia.




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