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Allegory of Peace and Justice  1754

by Corrado Giaquinto

This sketch is a study for a painting for the Royal Palace, Madrid. The allegory alludes to Ferdinand VI’s fair and peaceful reign. Clad in luminous pink and white, Peace holds an olive branch in her hand, while her companion, Justice, is seated above a sword and scales. The dead youth refers to the resolution of the War of Succession waged under the king’s father, Philip ...
16-1/8 x 27-1/4 in
Oil on canvas
Public Domain, Courtesy of the Indianapolis Museum of Art