Flemish School, 2nd half 16th century - Allegory of Charity

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Flemish School, 2nd half 16th century - Allegory of Charity - image-1

Flemish School, 2nd half 16th century

Allegory of Charity

Oil on canvas (relined). 150 x 113 cm.

The figure of "Caritas", or charity, is one of three personifications of Christian virtues, the others being "Fides" (belief) and "Spes" (hope). The virtue is often depicted as a female figure surrounded by children, due to the idea of selfless love and caring which a mother typically exemplifies.

Provenance

Auctioned by Bukowskis Stockholm, 26.-29.10.1955, lot 115. - Private collection, Sweden.

Lot 1021 Dα

Estimate:
20.000 € - 30.000 €

Result:
24.800 €