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Plaque with an Allegorical Representation of Charity
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Plaque with an Allegorical Representation of Charity


Description Conservation Exhibitions Provenance Credit
Description This plaque would have been made for a series illustrating the virtues, of which Love or Charity was considered one of the most important. In the dramatic and vigorous modeling and the forced posturing of the figures, this work by Jean II Pénicaud reveals the mannered style of the Franco-Italian school associated with the royal court at Fontainebleau as it had developed by the middle of the 16th century.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
5/05/1965Treatmentcleaned
11/01/1987Treatmentcleaned; examined for condition
Exhibitions
  • Special Loan Exhibition of Enamels on Metal. South Kensington Museum, London. 1874.
  • Exposition Universelle. Paris. 1889.
Provenance Duke of Marlborough, Blenheim Castle [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Blenheim Castle Sale, London, June 14, 1883, no. 64; Lucien Cottreau [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Sale, Paris, April 28-29, 1910, no. 56; J. Pierpont Morgan [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henri Daguerre, Paris [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1928, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1928

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Period
ca. 1545 (Renaissance)
Medium
enamel on copper
(Enamels)
Accession Number
44.188
Measurements
H: 10 13/16 x W: 8 3/8 in. (27.5 x 21.2 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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