Olga's Gallery

Alessandro Botticelli

Calumny of Apelles.

c.1494-1495. Tempera on panel. Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence, Italy. Read Note.

Alessandro Botticelli. Calumny of Apelles.

Calumny of Apelles - An innocent young man is dragged before the king's throne by the personifications of Calumny, Malice, Fraud and Envy. They are followed to one side by Remorse as an old woman, turning to face the naked Truth. Truth, like the innocent youth, is naked as she has nothing to conceal