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Liberality

With DPG546, set into a Jacobean-style chimney piece in the Master's Library at Dulwich College. DPG546 and DPG547 are presumably survivals from the decoration of the old college. There is no evidence as to their origin, but it has been suggested that they may have been taken from 'ye queens owld barge', which Alleyn acquired in 1618. The figure of Liberality ultimately derives from 'Liberalita' in Cesare Ripa's "Iconologia" (1593).

Not currently on display

Artist
British School
Date
c.1593-1618.
Location
Not on display
Dimensions
152.3 x 61 cm
Materials
Oil on oak panel
Inscription
Inscribed top: 'LIBERALITAS'
Acquisition
Alleyn Bequest, 1626
Accession number
DPG547