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Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Hope, 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, first state of two.
Dimensions:
Sheet: 4 5/16 × 3 1/4 in. (11 × 8.2 cm)
Classifications:
Prints, Ornament & Architecture
Credit Line:
The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1951
Accession Number:
51.501.447(2)
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.
SKB 237(2); Hollstein IV.22.180; NH.part 2.76.200.i
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