Caritas
Francesco Salviati (1509-1563)

Caritas,

1543/45
Material / Technology / Carrier
Pappelholz
Dimensions of the object
144,1 x 116,1 cm
Displayed
AP OG Saal XIII
Genre
Malerei
Inventory number
L 1044
Acquisition
1966 als Leihgabe der Bundesrepublik Deutschland erworben
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München
Citation
Francesco Salviati, Caritas, 1543/45, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/5347JdpG9e (Last updated on 07.07.2022)
Salviati painted this monumental personification of the first theological virtue shortly after his return from Rome to Florence. The young woman, gently drawing the children towards her, embodies God's love for mankind. This work, probably commissioned by the successful merchant and art connoisseur Cristofano Bernardo Rinieri, shows the characteristic features of Salviati's maniera: his profound examination of works from antiquity, a close proximity to Michelangelo's figurative inventions and echoes of Parmigianino's stylistic singularities.

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