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- Object: Charitas
Charity; a woman wearing a fur-trimmed gown and pearls, suckling an infant, while leaning and looking to left at two more children who lean against her knee, embracing each other and looking towards the viewer; copy in same direction after the engraving by Aegidius Sadeler
- Production date
- 1670s-1700s (circa)
Height: 256 millimetres
Width: 202 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Derived from an engraving in the same direction by Aegidius Sadeler I (Hollstein 119; for comment see F,1.143). Ganz suggested that there was probably therefore an intermediary between this and the model. Hollstein lists an anonymous copy in the opposite direction published by Mariette, which may be the link. No evidence of publication by Cooper or Smith has been found, to justify the pencil annotation on this impression. Nicholas Stogdon (Christopher Lennox-Boyd database) notes that it has a watermark of a crowned shield with a lily and pendant initials 'WR'.
For another impression see also 1872,0511.524.
The print was included in John Boydell's 'Collection of Portraits' (1805)
Other impressions: New York PL, Stuart Collection 225 (Boydell's 'Collection')
- 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.
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