Nicolaes de Bruyn (Netherlandish, Antwerp 1571–1656 Rotterdam)
Frederick de Wit (Dutch, 1629/30–1706)
Engraving, first state of two.
Sheet: 4 5/16 × 3 1/4 in. (11 × 8.2 cm)
Prints, Ornament & Architecture
The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1951
Not on view
A female figure Hope is depicted praying with an anchor before her and a tree at right behind her, framed in an oval. Surrounding the oval, ornament design with a fish at left and right and four dragons above. From a series of four plates.
Inscription: Across bottom: 2 / NICOLUS DE BRUYN FECIT [...] EXCUDIT
Gustav Mayer; Princes of Liechtenstein, Vaduz and Vienna; Vendor: P. & D. Colnaghi & Co.