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Title engraving for the series of Christian Virtues

Publisher Philips Galle (Netherlandish, 1537–1612)

Catalogue Raisonné

Alvin 1368; Mauquoy-Hendrickx 1364


Platemark: 18.3 x 13.4 cm (7 3/16 x 5 1/4 in.) Sheet: 19.2 x 14.3 cm (7 9/16 x 5 5/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings




in plate, text in main oval frame: VII/VIRTVTVM THEOLOGICA=/RUM ET CARDINALVM ICO=/NES ARTIFICIOSISSIMÈ A/IO.STRAD.PRAEFORMATAS:/PHILIP. GALL. AENEIS FOR=/MIS ELEGANTER INCIDIT./Discee vbi sit prudentia, vbi sit/virtus, vbi sit intellectus:vt/scias simul vbi sit longiturni=/tas vitae & victus, vbi sit/lumen oculorum, et pax./Baruch.3.; in plaque below: Sicut bellator sine ar=/mis esse non potest=/ita nec sine exerci=/tatione virtus./Amb. de Cain & Abel/lib. 1. Cap.3.; and at bottom: Virtus, Dei Summus amor.


watermark [not identified]; verso, collector's mark in black: [Franz Jozef von Enzenberg; Lugt 845]; collector's mark in red: H.F.S. [Henry F. Sewall; Lugt 1309]; MFA stamp with accession number in ink: 6967; in graphite: 9480; 7 Blatt; ax-


Franz Jozef von Enzenberg (1802-1879, Innsbruck); Henry F. Sewall (1816-1896, New York); from whom purchased by the MFA November 1897

Credit Line

Harvey D. Parker Collection—Harvey Drury Parker Fund