The Virtues: Hope

Etienne Delaune French

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Engraving, part of a series of oval prints with two theological virtues and the four cardinal virtues, represented by women standing on landscapes, created by Étienne Delaune possibly around 1576. This print represents Hope, wearing a draped dress, one hand on her chest and the other lifted at her side, her eyes looking to the sky, and a halo around her head. Behind her is a medieval town, its people and a group of soldiers gathered around a fire on which naked women are burning, an angel among them.

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