- Museum number
- Object: Roman Charity
Cimon sitting on straw on the right, chained with his hands behind his back in a prison cell, fed from the breast by Pero, who kneels beside him, one hand on his shoulder; after the engraving by Cornelis van Caukercken after Rubens; republished state.
- Production date
- 1667-1743 (circa)
Height: 165 millimetres
Width: 113 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- In reverse direction to the Caukercken engraving (Hollstein 9); the painting is in the Hermitage. Ganz dates the plate to before '1704', without further comment: if there is an impression in NYPL from the Derby album, it may be annotated with the date.
States [recorded by Ganz (i) and Nicholas Stogdon (Christopher Lennox-Boyd database) (ii)]
(i) published, or republished, by Smith; lettered with the title and 'Reubens pinx. / I: Smith ex:'
(ii) inscription space cleared and re-lettered, as (ii); reworked, giving greater contrasts; differences include that the expanse of flat stone below the window bars measures 10mm instead of 17mm and the projecting ledge has been articulated; republished by Boydell c. 1822
The print was included in John Boydell's 'Collection of Portraits' (1805)
Other impressions: Amsterdam RPK; Glasgow Hunterian; Haddington albums, vol. 2, p. 240; London NPG; New York PL, Stuart Collection 226 (Boydell's 'Collection'); Oxford, Christ Church; Yale CBA; CLB, (2 impressions, both on wove paper, one with watermark Whatman Turkey Mill 1823, ii)
- 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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