Fountain of Youth (Cranach)  

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Fountain of Youth (1546) by Lucas Cranach the Elder
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In 1546, possibly under Italian influence, Cranach composed the "Fons Juventutis" ("Fountain of Youth") of the Berlin Gallery, executed by his son, a picture in which hags are seen entering a Renaissance fountain, and are received as they issue from it with all the charms of youth by knights and pages. The painting is in the Gemäldegalerie, Berlin.




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