manner of Sir Peter Paul Rubens (Siegen 1577 - Antwerp 1640)
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.
Given by Mrs Rosalind Hicks, Anthony Hicks and Mathew Prichard, 2006
Greenway, The Prichard/Hicks Collection (National Trust)
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manner of Sir Peter Paul Rubens (Siegen 1577 - Antwerp 1640), artist