Figure representing Charity by Unknown Artist

Carved wooden figure of Charity with two children.

Details

Medium:
Oak
Dimensions:
32 cm
Acquired in:
1993
Bequeathed by:
Suzanne King through The Art Fund

An Ionic capital frames the head. A caryatid which probably would have originally supported furniture. An example of 17th century non-memorial sculpture. Part of a bequest to three museums by Mrs Suzanne King through the Art Fund in 1992 and 1993.

Provenance

Suzanne King.

Venue details

The Geffrye Museum of the Home 136 Kingsland Road, LONDON London E2 8EA 020 7739 9893 www.geffrye-museum.org.uk

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