The Lovers by Paris Bordone


Brera Gallery, Milan

"THE LOVERS" in the Brera collection at Milan is a wellknown example of Bordone's smaller subject pictures.

"The Lovers," writes one critic, "expresses deep and intense feeling." Let us judge of that for ourselves, reminding ourselves, lightly, of the quality of love by these little couplets by George Chappell:

When love is given
Love is heaven.

When love is lent
Love is spent.

When love is sold
Love is cold.

When love is bought
Love is naught.

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