Charity seated nursing an infant, another sleeping on her lap and a third talking to her, after Reni
Intermediary draughtsman John Keyse Sherwin (British, East Dean, Sussex 1751–1790 London)
Engraved by John Keyse Sherwin (British, East Dean, Sussex 1751–1790 London)
Engraved by James Parker (British, London 1750–1805 London)
After Guido Reni (Italian, Bologna 1575–1642 Bologna)
John Harris (British, ca. 1740–1812)
John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute (British, born Scotland, Edinburgh 1713–1792 London)
Sheet (Trimmed): 19 in. × 14 1/4 in. (48.2 × 36.2 cm)
Gift of Georgiana W. Sargent, in memory of John Osborne Sargent, 1924
Not on view
After a painting by Reni. Verso is not visible as print is laid to another sheet of paper.
Inscription: Lettered at lower left: 'Drawn by J.K. Sherwin, after a Capital Picture by Guido.' and lower right 'The Engraving begun by J.K. Sherwin, finish'd by J. Parker.'; at bottom center: 'CHARITY. / To the Right Hon.ble the Earl of Bute, this Print Engrav'd from a drawing in his Lordship's Collection, / after an Original Picture, the property of Cha.s Slingsby Duncombe Esq.r is with his Lordship's / permission, inscribed, by his most obed.t humble Servant John Harris.' followed by 'Publish'd March 1,1793, by J. Harris, Sweetings Alley Cornbill.' A coat of arms at center with the inscription 'HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE' and below the arms 'AVITO / HONORE / VIRET'