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Charity

Caritas

about 1559
Probably engraved by Philips Galle (Netherlandish, 1537–1612), After Pieter Bruegel, the Elder (Netherlandish, about 1525–1569), Published by Hieronymus Cock (Netherlandish, 1510–1570)


Catalogue Raisonné

Van Bastelaer 134; Hollstein (Dutch and Flemish), vol. III, 134

Dimensions

Other (engraved border): 22.2 x 28.8 cm (8 3/4 x 11 5/16 in.) Sheet: 22.5 x 29 cm (8 7/8 x 11 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

30.1078.3

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

In plate, beneath the figure of Charity, lower center: CHARITAS; left of center: H. cock excude.; lower right: BRVEGEL. 1559; in plate, in margin below image, lower left to right: SPERES TIBI ACCIDERE QVOD ALTERI ACCIDIT, ITA DEMVM EXCITABERIS AD OPEM FERENDAM/SI SVMPSERIS EIVS ANMVM QVI OPEM TVNC IN MALIS CONSTITVTVS IMPLORAT

Signed

Not signed

Markings

Watermark (not identified); verso, MFA stamp with old acccession number in graphite: 3199/3/4; in graphite: 117; c. 19787 [Colnaghi inventory number]; Van Bas 134 139 [crossed out]/v 134 [underlined]

Provenance

May, 1930, C.G. Boerner sale, Leipzig (lot 174); May, 1930, purchased from that sale through Colnaghi (London dealer) by the MFA.

Credit Line

Maria Antoinette Evans Fund