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Charity (Caritas), ca. 1624 - 1629

  • burin engraving, paper
  • 261 x 205 mm
  • Inv. 2014-KN

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The personification of Love (Caritas) breastfeeds a child; two children accompany her.


Aegidius Sadeler
Antwerp 1570 - Prague 1629
engravers (printmakers)AAT

Title Charity (Caritas)
Date ca. 1624 - 1629
Period 17th century
Medium and support burin engraving AAT
Signatures, inscriptions, and markings inscription at the back, top: J. Saedeler
inscription reverse, centre: G.Storck a Milano 1799. / In. N°9509.
inscription reverse, lower left: Sadeler inv. et sculp.
Collection print room
Object type burin engraving AAT
Inventory number 2014-KN
Acquisition credit bequest
Horenbant, Jozef
Current whereabouts Work currently not on display
IIIF Manifest
Art & Architecture Thesaurus 300189808 figures (representations) AAT
300055866 allegory (artistic device) AAT
Keywords Iconclass 11M33 Charity, 'Caritas'; 'Carita' (Ripa) ~ one of the Three Theological Virtues Iconclass
31A72 female sex; woman 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
42A32(+0) feeding a baby (+ variant) 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
Hollstein's Dutch and Flemish Etchings, Engravings and Woodcuts ca. 1450-1700 : Vol. XXI. Aegidius Sadeler to Raphael Sadeler II : Text ; Vol. XXII : Plates / Friedrich Wilhelm H. Hollstein, Dieuwke De Hoop Scheffer, Karel Gerard Boon. - Amsterdam : Van Gendt & Co., 1980 (34)
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