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The Triumph of Chastity Over Love, by Coecke van Aelst

Image attached to C.37-1983

An image of Stained Glass / Roundel. The Triumph of Chastity Over Love. Style of Pieter Coecke van Aelst (c.1502-1550), probably from his workshop or that of a glass painter influenced by him. Production Place: Flanders, Antwerp. Clear glass, silver-stained and painted, yellow and brown with border of blue glass, diameter, whole, 32.0 cm. Circa 1540-1550. Flemish, Renaissance. Notes: Chastity sits in a golden car drawn by two unicorns over the prostrate bodies of Venus and Cupid. She carries a palm, as do the five women in the landscape background and the man and woman following the car.

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Stained Glass / Roundel. The Triumph of Chastity Over Love. Style of Pieter Coecke van Aelst (c.1502-1550), probably from his workshop or that of a glass painter influenced by him. Production Place: Flanders, Antwerp. Clear glass, silver-stained and painted, yellow and brown with border of blue glass, diameter, whole, 32.0 cm. Circa 1540-1550. Flemish, Renaissance. Notes: Chastity sits in a golden car drawn by two unicorns over the prostrate bodies of Venus and Cupid. She carries a palm, as do the five women in the landscape background and the man and woman following the car.

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  • Accession Number: C.37-1983
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Aperture: f/19.0
  • Focal length: 80
  • Camera: Hasselblad H3DII-31
  • Photographer name: Amy Jugg
  • Image height: 941 pixels
  • Image width: 1024 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.4 (Windows)
  • Filesize: 803.00kB
  • Exposure time: 1/60
  • ISO Speed: 200
  • Fnumber: 19/1
  • Captured: 2013:01:15 15:42:05

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16th Century allegorical allegory Aphrodite Chastity circular Cupid female female nude Fitz_AA Flemish glass glassware love mythological mythology Northern Renaissance nude palm leaves palms Pieter Coecke van Aelst prostrate Renaissance round roundel stained glass unicorn Venus Venus and Cupid

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