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A woman with three children, representing Charity. Engraving by J.K. Sherwin and J. Parker, 1793, after G. Reni.

  • Reni, Guido, 1575-1642.
March 1, 1793
  • Pictures

About this work


According to the state with engraved lettering, engraved after a drawing owned by the Earl of Bute after a painting by Reni owned by Charles Slingsby Duncombe (d. 1803). Bute could be either the 3rd Earl, who died on 10 March 1792, i.e. later than the death of the engraver J.K. Sherwin on 20 September 1790. Alternatively it would be the 4th Earl, who was Earl of Bute at the date given on this print, 1 March 1793


[London] (Sweetings Alley) : Publish'd by John Harris, March 1, 1793.

Physical description

1 print : engraving, with etching ; platemark 47.8 x 34.8 cm


Charity. Drawn by J.K. Sherwin after a capital picture by Guido. The engraving begun by J.K. Sherwin, finish'd by J. Parker.


[State with scratched lettering].

Lettering note

Arms below the image include the motto "Avito honore viret" (the motto of the Earls and subsequently Marquesses of Bute)


Wellcome Library no. 3006434i


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