Hope (from a series of The Virtues, 2nd of 7 plates)
Bartsch 118, Hollstein (Dutch and Flemish, vol. 11) 257 I/V; Léna Widerkehr (New Hollstein)
Image: 13.2 × 10.2 cm (5 3/16 × 4 in.) Platemark: 15.3 × 10.4 cm (6 × 4 1/8 in.) Sheet: 16.4 × 11.3 cm (6 7/16 × 4 7/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Inscribed in plate, at the top of the anchor, lower left: 2; in lower margin: Marentes recreo, vite ne tedeat egre,/Adverse prebens solatia dulcia fortis.
Watermark (not identified); verso, collector's mark in blue ink: [FE with crown above; Franz Josef von Enzenberg; Lugt 845]; MFA Parker stamp in purple, with accession number in ink: 9188; in graphite: L'espirance/BIII, p. 163, No. 118; Jacques Matham d'apres H. Goltzius/P. Gr. No 118.
Franz Josef von Enzenberg (b. 1802 - d. 1879), Innsbruck. March 17 - April 2, 1879, his sale, Vienna, lot 2090. Probably Henry F. Sewall (b. 1816 - d. 1896), New York [Sewell's collector's stamp is not on the back of this impression, unlike most of the Parker Fund purchases]; November 1897, purchased by the MFA through the Harvey D. Parker Fund.
Harvey D. Parker Collection—Harvey Drury Parker Fund