Guido Reni Italian

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This allegorical figure of Charity follows a well-established iconographical model of a woman breastfeeding a group of children. Reni commanded the highest prices and greatest admiration among his contemporaries for such idealized faces and jewel-like tones. This painting may have been commissioned or bought by Prince Karl Eusebius von Liechtenstein (1611–1684), who traveled to Italy in 1629–30.

Charity, Guido Reni (Italian, Bologna 1575–1642 Bologna), Oil on canvas

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