Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Charity, from the Cardinal Virtues

Series/Portfolio:
Cardinal Virtues
Artist:
Nicolaes de Bruyn (Netherlandish, Antwerp 1571–1656 Rotterdam)
Publisher:
Frederick de Wit (Dutch, 1629/30–1706)
Date:
1648–56
Medium:
Engraving
Dimensions:
Sheet: 4 5/16 × 3 1/4 in. (10.9 × 8.2 cm)
Classifications:
Prints, Ornament & Architecture
Credit Line:
The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1951
Accession Number:
51.501.447(3)
Not on view
The female figure Charity is depicted holding a child in her arms (to her left side) and is flanked by two standing children, framed in an oval. Surrounding the oval, ornament design with a hanging group of two fish and a lobster to the left and right side, with burning lamps below. At bottom left and right corners, foxes on their hind legs. From a series of four plates.
Inscription: Across bottom: 3 / NIC DE B FE [...] EXCU
Gustav Mayer; Princes of Liechtenstein, Vaduz and Vienna; Vendor: P. & D. Colnaghi & Co.
SKB 237(2); Hollstein IV.22.179; NH.part 2.76.201
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