British School

British School: An Allegory of Man

1596 or after
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About the artwork
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.
  • Artist British School
  • Artwork British School: An Allegory of Man
  • Image size 570 x 514 mm
  • Material Oil paint on canvas
  • Date of work 1596 or after
  • Credit Presented by the Patrons of British Art 1990
About the artist
The date and painter of this work is a mystery. It may date from about 1570, as the lady wears the fashion of that time. It bears similarities to another rare English religious painting on panel by Hans Eworth. And has been tentatively attributed to him. However, in 1997, analysis taken out by Dr Peter Klein seems to show that the earliest possible date it could have been painted is about 1596.
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We aim to deliver custom prints within 10 working days. For countries outside of Europe, delivery may take up to 20 days.

As each print is handmade to order they take a little longer to prepare. We’ll dispatch your order as soon as it is ready, separately from any other items.

UNFRAMED PRINTS DELIVERY CHARGES

UK — £3.60 per order

Europe — £12.00 per order

Rest of world — £28.00 per order

FRAMED & CANVAS PRINTS DELIVERY CHARGES

UK — £7.50 per print

Europe — £20.00 per print

Rest of world — £50.00 per print

We currently offer free standard delivery on all UK orders over £50. Here’s more information on delivery.

REFUNDS & RETURNS

As custom prints are made to order, unfortunately we cannot accept returns if you have changed your mind or made a mistake.

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