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The Virtues / Charity

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    E,4.378

  • Title (object)

    • Charity

    Title (series)

    • The Virtues
  • Description

    Holding a child; with a lion on the escutcheon at right and a dog on the flag at left; from a series of whole-length female personifications of the virtues in frontal view with their respective attributes on banners and shields. 1552
    Engraving

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1552
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 103 millimetres
    • Width: 61 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Signed with monogram and dated on a tablet at lower left.
        Lettered in lower margin: 'Viribus inudiae soboles spoliatur Amori Quaem sequitur recta spesque fidesque via.'
  • Curator's comments

    BM has a complete set of the series.

  • Bibliography

    • New Hollstein (German) 118 (Aldegrever) bibliographic details
    • Bartsch VIII.399.118 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (German Post-binder Small)

  • Subjects

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    E,4.378

Holding a child; with a lion on the escutcheon at r and a dog on the flag at l; from a series of WL female personifications of the virtues in frontal view with their respective attributes on banners and shields.  1552  Engraving

Holding a child; with a lion on the escutcheon at r and a dog on the flag at l; from a series of WL female personifications of the virtues in frontal view with their respective attributes on banners and shields. 1552 Engraving

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