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The personification of Prudence, as a female figure seen half-length, holding a mirror and a snake facing right; an oval composition
Engraving, printed from a plate engraved in the niello manner
- Production date
- 1700-1880 (circa)
Height: 24 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- The five nielli purchased as a group in 1938 (1938,0611.1 to 5) were published by A.M.Hind in BMQ XIV December 1940, pp.100-1, who described them as being of the 'first quality'. They had not been seen since the Sykes sale of 1824, and Dutuit only knew them from those references. This print was lot 1124. Duchesne described another impression in the Santini collection.
Lit.: T. Wilson, 'Catalogue raisonné of the select collection of engravings of an amateur', London, 1828, no. 29
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Purchased from the Malcom Exchange Fund and listed as Malcolm Add.183.
According to 1828 Wilson catalogue from Santini collection
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