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Charity

1637

Jacques Blanchard (1600-1638)

Oil on canvas

Height: 106.8 cm ( canvas ); Width: 83.8 cm ( canvas ); Depth: 11.5 cm ( frame ); Height: 137.5 cm ( frame ); Width: 112.7 cm ( frame );

Notes
See also P.1999.XX.1

Acquisition
Lee of Fareham, Arthur Hamilton (1st Viscount); bequest; 1947
P.1947.LF.31

About this work
Charity is here personified as a woman caring for children. Made in the last year of Blanchard’s life, this painting exemplifies the fusion of strong colour with a linear classical style learnt from contemporary Italian art which was central to his personal style. The painting was probably cut down in the eighteenth century. A fragment of the right hand side of the composition is also in the collection. (Permanent collection label)



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