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Charity (Caritas), 1601

  • burin engraving, paper
  • 295 x 204 mm
  • Inv. 2014-MZ-3

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The female personification of Love, one of the three divine virtues, suckles a child and embraces two children standing next to her. Above her head, putti fly with a laurel wreath and flowers.


Jan Saenredam RKD
Zaandam 1565 - 1566 - Assendelft 1607
engravers (printmakers)AAT

Hendrick Goltzius RKD
Brüggen 1558 - Haarlem 1617

Cornelius Schonaeus Wikidata
Gouda 1540 - Haarlem 1611

Claes Jansz II Visscher RKD
Amsterdam 1586 - 1587 - Amsterdam 1652

Title Charity (Caritas)
Date 1601
Period 17th century
Location Amsterdam TGN
Medium and support burin engraving AAT
Collection print room
Object type burin engraving AAT
Inventory number 2014-MZ-3
Acquisition credit unknown
Current whereabouts Work currently not on display
IIIF Manifest
Art & Architecture Thesaurus 300055874 religious symbolism AAT
300189808 figures (representations) AAT
Keywords Iconclass 11M33 Charity, 'Caritas'; 'Carita' (Ripa) ~ one of the Three Theological Virtues Iconclass
25G41 flowers Iconclass
25G4111 garland, wreath Iconclass
31A2223 breasts Iconclass
31A22232 breasts giving milk Iconclass
31A72 female sex; woman Iconclass
31AA the (nude) human figure; 'Corpo humano' (Ripa) - AA - female human figure Iconclass
31AA235 sitting figure - AA - female human figure Iconclass
31D111 infant, baby ~ the ages of man Iconclass
31D112 child Iconclass
31D1121 tot, toddler ~ the ages of man Iconclass
31D13 adolescent, young woman, maiden Iconclass
42A31 nursing, suckling Iconclass
42B12 mother-love Iconclass
42G2112 mother (first degree family relationships) Iconclass
48(+431) art (+ copy, copying ~ work of art) Iconclass
56F2 (personifications and symbolic representations of) Love; 'Amore (secondo Seneca)' (Ripa) Iconclass
92D1916 cupids: 'amores', 'amoretti', 'putti' Iconclass
School / Style Renaissance AAT
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