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Maker(s):Coriolano, Bartolomeo; Reni, Guido, after
Culture:Italian (ca. 1599-ca. 1676); Italian (ca. 1575-1643)
Title:Allegory of Peace and Abundance
Date Made:1627; 1642 reworked
Materials:Chiaroscuro woodcut; black line block and bluish-gray tone block on white laid paper
Place Made:Europe; Italy; Rome
Measurements:Mat: 20 in x 16 in; 50.8 cm x 40.6 cm; sheet: 8 7/16 in x 6 1/8 in; 21.4 cm x 15.6 cm; image: 8 1/4 in x 6 in; 21 cm x 15.2 cm
Narrative Inscription:  INSCRIPTION: recto, lwr. l. (carved, within block): Guido Rhemus / Bonon. Inven. / Barti Coridanus Eq. Sculp. ; recto, lwr. r. (carved, within block): Romæ 1627
Accession Number:  MH 2010.10.3
Credit Line:Purchase with the John Martyn Warbeke Art Fund
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum

Two women with flowing drapery stand in center on simply rendered ground with no background. Blank shield for coat of arms at their feet. Peace, on left, holds olive branch in proper right hand with back of hand on hip. Proper left hand behind other figure. Abundance, on right, looks at the other figure with body turned slightly and proper right arm behind figure on left. She holds a cornucopia against her left hip.

allegory; women

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