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copy after Sir Anthony van Dyck (1599 - 1641):
Allegory of Charity
A174; oil on panel; 21 x 24 cm.
Prov: Sir Joshua Reynolds; Sir George Hayter.
Presented by Chambers Hall, 1855; WA1855.180.
The subject relates to the central part of a lost painting by van Dyck, probably executed in Italy between 1622 and 1627. It has been suggested that the copyist might have been Sir Joshua Reynolds, who once owned this sketch.
Information derived from the Ashmolean Museum's Complete Illustrated Catalogue of Paintings.