- British School: An Allegory of Man (custom print), 1596 or after
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- Presented by the Patrons of British Art 1990
The original purpose of the panel is not known. It is likely that it was for personal devotional use. The base is incomplete, which suggests that it may have been part of a larger structure, such as a funerary monument. The main inscription warns the viewer of the human soul’s vulnerability to the vanities and dangers of the world. The central figure wears classical military attire, and much of the imagery is martial, suggesting that the panel could have been made for a soldier. The figure is being invested with a shield of Christian Virtues by an angel.
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