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5 10.0 (2)

Fable  1580

by El Greco

Alternative Title: An Allegory with a Boy Lighting a Candle in the Company of an Ape and a Fool (Fábula) [br] This scene of a young man blowing on burning embers was already developed by El Greco in Italy. Here, the motif is complicated by a mischievous young man and a monkey. This possible allegory of sexual desire may also be inspired by a classical work that was often ...
50.5 x 63.6 cm
Oil on Canvas
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