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The Continence of Scipio and Katherine Manners, Anna M. Trotter

This work considers and connects the Jacobean-Caroline Era painting The Continence of Scipio, c.1620/1, Christ Church Gallery, Oxford, and the play ‘Hannibal and Scipio’ (1635) by Thomas Nabbes (1605-41). Recent art-historical study of the painting has questioned the identities of both artist and subject, and the dramatic source of the play remains unidentified. Here, the disciplines of art-history and literary studies are combined to suggest arts-patron Katherine Manners (c.1604-49) as the originator of both artefacts.

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Tuesday, March 5, 2013
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