Faith, Hope, and Charity

by Linton, Jonathan

Dated 2012

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Faith, Hope, and Charity

by Linton, Jonathan

Artist Information

Name: Linton, Jonathan

Location(s): United States

State or City: Virginia

Gender: Male




Technique & Style

Figurative, Painting


Allegories of Faith/Hope/Charity


fruit, light, tree

Additional Info


Artist's statement: "The kneeling figure of Faith actively beckons to all with her right hand as she carefully nurtures a young plant that she has planted. Hope, the figure on the right, waits patiently and expectantly for the fruit the plant will one day produce as she looks toward the standing figure of Charity. Charity, the “pure love of Christ,” which “never faileth,” stands above the other figures, representing the transcendence of Charity as Paul so eloquently describes in 1 Corinthians 13. Charity hold the light which gives life to the growing plant so that it “swelleth, and sprouteth,” and eventually flourishes and bears fruit. The figures reside in a dark and barren landscape, which represents mortal cares and strife — yet the eventual triumph of good, represented by the light on the distant horizon, will disperse the clouds and allow the light of God’s love to flood the earth and make the desert blossom."

Current Location

Private Collection