Personification of 'Imitation' from Ripa's 'Iconologia...'
Woodcut personification of 'Imitation' taken from 'Iconologia...' by Cesare Ripa. The female figure in billowing robes holds a mask in one hand and paintbrushes in the other. A creature- a cross between a lion and a monkey?- crouches at her feet.
The accompanying page describes the woodcut in Italian