The Five Senses (Ribera)

Allegories of the Five Senses is a series of early-17th-century paintings by the Spanish artist Jusepe de Ribera. One of the series (Hearing) has been lost and is known only through copies.

According to the art historian Giulio Mancini, a contemporary of the artist, their commissioner was Spanish but they were probably produced during Ribera's stay in Rome. Alfonso Pérez Sánchez dates their production to between 1611 and 1615.[1]


  1. ^ Sánchez et Spinosa, p. 60.


  • Alfonso E. Pérez Sánchez and Nicola Spinosa, Jusepe de Ribera, 1591-1652, New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1992 (ISBN 0870996479)

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