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The Parable of the Talents, c. 1884 (Oil on canvas)

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The Parable of the Talents, c. 1884 (Oil on canvas)

7212780 The Parable of the Talents, c.1884 (Oil on canvas) by Rich, William George (1857-after 1901); The Ms Gallery, London, UK; (add.info.: Rich, William George (1857-after 1901)
A set of four parables for the chapel at Tatton Park, Cheshire.); Photo © The Ms Gallery, London

Media ID 28437264

© The Maas Gallery, London / Bridgeman Images

4 People 4 Persons 7 Deadly Sins Award Belief Building Interior Coin Coins Distinction Faith Faithful Faithfulness Fidelity Four Persons Holy Art Holy Image Icon Idleness Inhabitant Invest Investment Investor Laziness Lazing Lazy Loyalty Parable Prize Religious Illustration Religious Image Religious Imagery Religous Icon Reward Rewarded Rewarder Sacred Icon Sacred Picture Seven Deadly Sins Several Persons Slothful Sloths Trust Trusteth Virtue Virtues Virtuous Poeple Room Interior Several People


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This print showcases "The Parable of the Talents" by William George Rich, a remarkable oil on canvas painting from 1884. The artwork is part of a series of four parables created for the chapel at Tatton Park in Cheshire, UK. The image depicts four individuals engaged in a scene that symbolizes various themes such as trust, fidelity, faith, and investment. In this religious narrative, several persons are depicted holding coins representing talents entrusted to them by their king. Each person's response to this responsibility reveals their character and virtue. While some diligently invest and multiply their talents, others lazily bury theirs out of fear or lack of motivation. The painting not only explores the concept of reward and loyalty but also addresses deeper moral lessons related to Christianity. It serves as an allegory for life itself, urging viewers to make the most out of their abilities and opportunities. Mario Bettella has skillfully captured this masterpiece through his lens with great attention to detail and color fidelity. This print allows art enthusiasts worldwide to appreciate the intricate brushwork and religious symbolism embedded within Rich's work.

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