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Faith (Fides; from The Seven Virtues series)

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 132; Hollstein (Dutch and Flemish, vol. III, Bruegel) 132; Orenstein (New Hollstein, Dutch & Flemish, Breugel)13 (I/II)

Dimensions

Other (engraved border): 22.1 x 29.1 cm (8 11/16 x 11 7/16 in.) Sheet: 22.5 x 29.4 cm (8 7/8 x 11 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

30.1078.1

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

Inscribed in plate, beneath the figure of Faith, lower center: FIDES; lower left: Cock exc; lower right: Brugel Inu; on cross, upper center: INRI; in margin below image, lower left to right: FIDES MAXIMÈ Á NOBIS CONSERVANDA EST PRAECIPVE IN RELIGIONEM,/QVIA DEVS PRIOR ET POTENTIOR EST QVAM HOMO.

Signed

Not signed

Markings

No watermark; verso, MFA stamp with the old accession number in graphite: 31999/1/7; in graphite: c. 19787 [Colnaghi inventory number]; Van Bast 132 I; 29

Provenance

May, 1930, C.G. Boerner sale, Leipzig (lot 174); May, 1930, purchased from that sale through Colnaghi (London dealer) by the MFA. (Accession Date: July 1, 1930)

Credit Line

Maria Antoinette Evans Fund