Paintings of Roman Charity, daughter breastfeeding her father starving in prison

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Herebelow is a gallery of paintings that no museum in the world could ever gather.Many paintings and just one thema over the centuries : "Roman Charity"If you don't know the story, please read this extract of a book named "Collection of Greek popular songs and stories".To summarize, this image represents a young girl (Pero) breastfeeding an old man (Cimon), who is her father.This represents filial piety and is probably a kind of metaphor of citizens ready to offer their own blood to their country.For the filial piety side, this can also be compared to the asian topic of the daughter-in-law breastfeeding her husband father/mother.What's interesting here ?For sure, the different ways used by the painters to deal with this topic, but also the look of the daughter that is very different from a painting to the other :- sometimes she looks at her father with the eyes of a caring mother- sometimes she looks in another direction and seems to be struggled in an internal ethical fight- sometimes she looks scared to be surprised by the king soldiers- sometimes her face just reflects sacrifice


Roman charity, by Bartolomeo Manfredi


Roman charity, by Adam Williams


Roman charity, by Eberhard Wacchter


Roman charity, by Francesco Montelatici


Roman charity, Franz Von Hartig & Eleanore


Roman charity, by Gaspar de Crayer


Roman charity, by Giovanni Andrea Sirani


Roman charity, by Guido Reni


Roman charity, by Jean-Baptiste Deshays


Roman charity, by Lorenzo Pasinelli


Roman charity, by Luis Monroy

Roman charity

Roman charity

Roman charity, by Peter Paul Rubens


Roman charity, Serangeli


Roamn charity, by Verspronck Johannes Cornelisz

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Roman charity, Sébastien Bourdon (17th century)

Roman charity, Sébastien Bourdon (17th century)

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Roman charity, 

Roman charity, by Bernardino Mei

Roman charity

Roman charity, by Dirck Van Barburen

Roman charity

Roman charity, by Rubens

Roman charity

Roman charity

Roman charity

Roman charity

Roman charity, by Jan Saudek

Roman charity, by Jan Saudek

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