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A Bridal Couple

A Bridal Couple

c. 1470

Oil on panel

Framed: 77.5 x 51 x 8.1 cm (30 1/2 x 20 1/16 x 3 3/16 in.); Unframed: 62.3 x 36.5 cm (24 1/2 x 14 3/8 in.)

Delia E. Holden and L. E. Holden Funds 1932.179

Fun Fact

The forget-me-not was often presented to a lover so that they do not forget the bearer.

Description

This painting depicting a recently married aristocratic couple is filled with symbolism. The various floral elements represent love and fertility, while the colors of their clothes suggest not only their relationship but also chastity, love, and modesty. What details might you choose to symbolize a young couple in love?

See also
Collection: 
MED - Medieval Art
Department: 
Medieval Art
Type of artwork: 
Painting
Medium: 
Oil on panel

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