The Garden of Love

Known as 'The Garden of Love' on account of the foreground figures who have some of the attributes of love - flowers, musical instruments and paired doves - and the couple embracing in the middle distance.

Formerly attributed to the Venetian School, 15th-16th century, and to the School of Giorgione. The costume dates from about 1540 and may be Brescian in character.

Key facts

Artist dates
active about 1525 - 50
Full title
The Garden of Love
Date made
about 1535-50
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
221 x 148.3 cm
Acquisition credit
Wynn Ellis Bequest, 1876
Inventory number
Location in Gallery