Carità educatrice (Charity the Educator), Lorenzo Bartolini, c. 1842 - c. 1845

Carità educatrice (Charity the Educator), Lorenzo Bartolini, c. 1842 - c. 1845

marble (rock), h 192cm × w 80cm × d 47cm × w 647kg. More details

The woman is caring for two children. She encourages the older one to read. Inscribed on his scroll is the moral: ‘Do unto others as you would have others do unto you.’ The woman personifies the virtue of Caritas (Charity) in her role as educator, a typical Italian theme. With this sculpture Bartolini contributed to a topical discussion about the importance of education in Tuscany.

On display in room 1.13

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