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Justice, 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 3/8 × 3 3/8 in. (11.1 × 8.6 cm)
Classifications:
Prints, Ornament & Architecture
Credit Line:
The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1951
Accession Number:
51.501.447(4)
Not on view
The blindfolded female figure Justice is depicted holding a scale in her right hand and a sword in her left, framed in an oval. Surrounding the oval, ornament design with a bearded mask above, flanked by birds pecking at his eyes. At bottom, an owl flanked by peacocks. From a series of four plates.
Inscription: Across bottom: 4 / N DE B FECIT AMSTERDAM
Gustav Mayer; Princes of Liechtenstein, Vaduz and Vienna; Vendor: P. & D. Colnaghi & Co.
SKB 237(2); Hollstein IV.22.181; NH.part 2.76.202
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