Description: Quasi-arched rectangular shape with swirled and draped foliage across the top; fillet edging with bottom panel containing indistinct floral scrolls; figure of Plenty/Abundance holding a bunch of fruit, accompanied on her left by a cherub, and receiving a further bunch of fruit from a faun to her right; two cherubs hold foliage aloft.
Notes: The figure of Plenty is one of the representations in the Iconologia, published in the early 17th century by Cesare Ripa, and subsequently in other editions. They frequently form the subject of firebacks.
Copies of this fireback are known.
Current location: Bateman's, Burwash, East Sussex, England.
Museum number: NT/BAT/M/99 (part of the National Trust museum group)
- Attached to series:
- Late pictorial series (all)