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The Cave of Eternity

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Allegorical scene of figures in a dramatic rocky landscape, beneath heavy clouded sky. A woman to the right of the centre sits on a rocky outcrop, with a ball of wool held in one outstretched hand, and a pair of scissors in the other. To the left of her stands a crowned man holding the ball of wool. Three figures in the background to the right, one with wings carrying a torch. There are winged figures and cherubs in the background to the left.

Manchester Art Gallery

Manchester

  • Date

    1685–1705

  • Medium

    oil on canvas

  • Measurements

    69 x 84.5 cm

  • Accession number

    1964.284

  • Acquisition method

    purchased from David Barclay Ltd, 1964

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Manchester Art Gallery

Manchester Art Gallery Mosley Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester M2 3JL England

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