Baccio Baldini (attr.) (1436?-1487)
The planets and their "children", ca. 1460
Pavia, Museo Civico, inv. 1585-1591
These engravings show the temperament and inclination of the "children" of Mercury, Venus, Saturn, the Sun and the Moon. Beneath the allegorical figure of the heavenly body we see men and women going about the tasks towards which that heavenly body's influence prompts them to incline.