- Museum number
- Object: Charity
Allegorical female figure, shown full-length standing with two infants in her arms, looking down to left, a little boy beside her on the right and looking and reaching up to her; landscape with trees, river, bridge and three figures greeting each other in the background; in an oval frame; from a set of Faith, Hope and Charity; reworked state. 16 July 1798
Hand-coloured mezzotint with some etching
- Production date
Height: 350 millimetres
Width: 250 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- The set comprises 2010,7081.407-409.
The Lennox-Boyd database records two states for this, although they probably follow those recorded for 2010,7081.408. This would be from the second.
(i) lettered below the image with the title, two columns of verse 'Sweet Charity where'eer its found, / Will be with Richest Blessings Crown'd, // In heaven it had Its lovely birth, / Lets imitate her here on earth.' and 'Design'd by // B.t Reading. // Published July 16th,, 1798 by P & J. Gally, No,, 3 Leather Lane, Holborn, London.'
(ii) heavily reworked in a cruder state; lettered as (i)
Other impressions: CLB (i)
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Acquired with the assistance of the National Heritage Memorial Fund, the Friends of the British Museum, the Art Fund, Mrs Charles Wrightsman, the Michael Marks Charitable Trust, and numerous individual donors.
- Prints and Drawings
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