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Regardless of the multiple iconographic interpretations (the title with which the work has been known since the late nineteenth century, as included in the Guide to Brera of 1891, was misleading), this painting describes a charming pastoral idyll which, in line with the contemporary Arcadian expressions of French painting, celebrates love and rural life. A summer light caresses the pearl-white complexion of this country goddess who with her straw hat and revealing cream and pink dress, offers herself to our gaze.