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An Allegory of Spring, 1800s 

Sebastioano Mazzolino 

An Allegory of Spring, 1800s, Sebastioano Mazzolino
Oil on canvas
19th Century
24 x 19 inches 61 x 48.3 cm
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This personification of a young woman as Spring owes something to earlier representations of the goddess Flora, a motif in Western art as old as the Romans, who depicted flower bedecked maidens in paintings and sculpture, as discovered , for example, in the frescoes of Pompeii and Herculaeum.
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