Description: Arched rectangular central panel with bead-on-fillet edging; pictorial scene of a seated female holding a small child, with two putti, one on each side of her, the one on her right holding an olive branch, the one on her left holding a flaming heart, his foot aginst a globe; arched rectangular border with fillet edging; top centre, laurel wreath from which descend festoons of flowers and fruit suspended from roses; at the bottom, a cartouche containing the intials between two cornucopiae; on top, a scallop shell between two descending dolphins.
Notes: The group is an allegorical representation of Charity
Copies of this fireback are known.
Inscription: H S
Current location: Petworth House, Petworth, West Sussex, England.
Museum number: NT/PET/M/46 (part of the National Trust museum group)