The works subject is the ability of genius to survive the decay which overcomes so much of human achievement.

Depicts a reclining youth holding a trumpet (a personification of fame), a putto, a basket with poultry and a rabbit (emblems of fruitfulness), and a palette (suggesting creative activity).


Scottish National Gallery

The Mound, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH2 2EL
0131 624 6200
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