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Besser in der Jugend denn im Alter

Besser in der Jugend denn im Alter

"Better in youth than in old age"; proverb illustrated by youthful Socrates studying at left; cupid hovers over old man embracing buxom young girl at right; city of Verona, Italy, in background.

[Landscape with a castle on a hill and three figures and horse]

[Landscape with a castle on a hill and three figures and horse]

It is tempting to suggest that the subject is the Flight into Egypt. The figure to the left of the donkey appears to have wings. Perhaps Mary is standing with the child, and Joseph, on the donkey, is pointing ... more