Lot 34

Italian school of the 17th century Allegory of Charity Group in bronze with black patina H.: 26 and green marble base: 4 cm Patina wears In his Iconology first published in 1644, Cesare Ripa informs us about the representation of Charity: "woman ... flame on the head, around, the children. "The artist completes the description here with a beautiful and elegant gesture of protection of the hand placed on the head of the child, which is found in various compositions by Italian and French artists illustrating this theological virtue in the 17th century. It should be noted that the alloy of our bronze seems to be particularly charged with lead.