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Lucas Cranach the Elder: 'Charity'
Charity is shown here as a woman suckling a baby with two more children by her side; the small girl on the left holds a doll. It was common to show Charity as a woman with children from the 14th century onwards.

This particular form of the device occurs only after 1537. Cranach himself mentions two pictures of Charity when listing his work in Augsburg (1550-1).This need not be one of those but is probably a late work.

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