Charity

manner of Sir Peter Paul Rubens (Siegen 1577 - Antwerp 1640)
National Trust Inventory Number 119146

Category Paintings
Date 1700 - 1799
Materials Oil on canvas
Measurements 1549 x 1168 mm (61 x 46 in)
Place of origin Flanders (Belgium)
Collection Greenway, Devon
On show at Greenway, Devon, South West, National Trust

Summary description

Oil painting on canvas, Charity, manner of Sir Peter Paul Rubens (Siegen 1577 – Antwerp 1640), 18th century Charity is one of the theological virtues with Faith and Hope and is represented here as a woman with four children. She reveals one of her breasts which suggests she has been suckling them which was a common depiction of the subject after the 16th century.

Provenance

Given by Mrs Rosalind Hicks, Anthony Hicks and Mathew Prichard, 2006

Credit line

Greenway, The Prichard/Hicks Collection (National Trust)

Makers and roles

manner of Sir Peter Paul Rubens (Siegen 1577 - Antwerp 1640), artist

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Record Status

Enhanced

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