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Time

Jan Gerritsz van Bronckhorst1656

Royal Palace Amsterdam

Royal Palace Amsterdam

Old Father Time is an aged man carrying an hour glass and a scythe. Time reveals the truth, since lies will always be uncovered and right will eventually prevail. The scythe and hour glass also stand for the swift passage of time and the ephemeral nature of life.

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  • Title: Time
  • Date Created: 1656
  • Place Part Of: Netherlands
  • Display: Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Description: Oil on Canvas
  • Artist: Jan van Bronckhorst
  • Type: Painting
  • Rights: © Stichting Koninklijk Paleis Amsterdam. Photo: Tom Haartsen., ©Stichting Koninklijk Paleis Amsterdam

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