Monday, January 11, 2010

The Fountain of Life, 1519

The Fountain of Life
Hans Holbein the Elder
note the rabbits! and of course amazing costume and crown details...


  1. Love the gown on the Madonna, and on the woman to her left in it grey?

  2. It must have been common to have rabbits as pets as people do today; these seem very kitten-like. What a rich offering of textiles and subdued colors.

  3. looks grey, like a pewter with brown overlay.

    may be a symbolic animal? I really adore the costume, jewelry and crowns in this one.