Roman Charity : Cimon and Pero by Dirck van Baburen

The scene depicted in this painting takes place within a prison cell.

Details

Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
127.6 x 151.1 cm
Acquired in:
1955
Presented by:
F D Lycett Green through The Art Fund

An old man is held captive in chains and is nourished by a young woman, approaching him from the right. In the upper left side of the scene, a face can be identified in the spy hole. This painting was part of a collection of 117 works belonging to the industrialist and engineer F.D. Lycett Green and bequeathed to York through the Art Fund, in 1955, in recognition of the remarkable efforts made after the Second World War by its curator to transform it into a gallery of international importance.

Provenance

Bottenweiser; F.D. Lycett Green.

Venue details

York Art Gallery Exhibition Square, YORK North Yorkshire YO1 7EW 01904 687687 www.yorkartgallery.org.uk

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass (standard entry £6.82)

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