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Jacob Jordaens Flemish, 1593
red and black chalk with red chalk wash on laid paper 29.6 x 39.9 cm Purchased 1954
National Gallery of Canada (no. 6305)
This amusing drawing was apparently preparatory for some painted decorations in the artist's own residence in Antwerp. The allegorical subject matter refers to the abundance of nature, but remains open to interpretation in its details.