Caritas

Caritas

Dating
1543/45
More about this artwork
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.

Displayed
AP OG Saal V
Inventory Number
L 1044
Birth year of the artist
1509
Year the artist deceased
1563
Dimensions of the object
144,1 x 116,1 cm
Material / Technology / Carrier
Pappelholz
Genre
Malerei
Origin
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 07.01.2022)

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