An Allegory of Misrule

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Allegorical Scene. At The Centre, Venus Surrounded By A Retinue Of Satyrs And Putti, Advances Toward The Sea Shore At The Lower Right Of The Painting. Emerging From The Sea, Lower Right, Are A Group Of Sea Creatures, Tritons And Nerids. In The Left Foreground, Father Time Gestures To A Melancholy And Stupefied Group Representing Science And The Arts. In The Background, A Raging Battle Takes Place Between Lapiths And Centaurs. The Scene Is Set In A Landscape, Framed By A Silvery Tree At The Centre And Ruined Classical Architecture On The Left.

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