Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Faith, from the Cardinal Virtues

Series/Portfolio:
Cardinal Virtues
Artist:
Nicolaes de Bruyn (Netherlandish, Antwerp 1571–1656 Rotterdam)
Publisher:
Assuerus van Londerseel (1572–1635)
Date:
1648–56
Medium:
Engraving, second state of two.
Dimensions:
Sheet: 4 1/4 × 3 1/4 in. (10.8 × 8.2 cm)
Classifications:
Prints, Ornament & Architecture
Credit Line:
The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1951
Accession Number:
51.501.447(1)
Not on view
The female figure Faith is depicted holding a cross to her right side with a tree stump behind, in an oval at center. Surrounding the oval, ornament design with grotesques and a mask at the top center. From a series of four plates.
Inscription: Across bottom: 1 / NICOLUS DE BRUYN FE. FREDERICK DE WIDT EXCUDIT
Gustav Mayer; Princes of Liechtenstein, Vaduz and Vienna; Vendor: P. & D. Colnaghi & Co.
SKB 237(2); Hollstein IV.22.178; NH.part 2.76.199.ii
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