Allegory: the ship of state by Frans Franken the Elder

Allegory: the ship of state

Frans Franken the Elder

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Allegory: the ship of state

An allegorical painting, with a full-rigged ship curiously equipped with oars in the middle foreground, sails billowing as it moves through the water. The ship, on a green sea, steers its way through small islands of barren rock, where dangers threaten. To the right in the background is an island with a cave, wherein wolves lurk. The allegory alludes to the political disaffection between the Low Countries and Spain, and the Protestant revolt against the Roman Catholic Church, the state church of Spain and thus the ship can be equated with the Catholic Church, under Phillip II.
Frans Franken, the Elder

  • Image reference: BHC0708

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