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Title

Faith

circa 1559

Artists

Philip Galle

Netherlands

1537 - 1612

after Pieter Bruegel the Elder

Flanders

circa 1525-1530 - 09 Sep 1569

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  • Details

    Alternative title
    Fides
    Date
    circa 1559
    Media category
    Print
    Materials used
    engraving
    Edition
    i of 2 states
    Dimensions
    23.1 x 29.2 cm trimmed to platemark
    Signature & date

    Not signed. Not dated.

    Credit
    Tony Gilbert Bequest Fund 2014
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    168.2014
    Artist information
    Philip Galle

    Works in the collection

    3

    Artist information
    after Pieter Bruegel the Elder

    Works in the collection

    4

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  • About

    Throughout his career Bruegel provided original drawings to the famous Antwerp publisher Hieronymous Cock to serve as direct models for engravings. This print comes from the series on the Seven Virtues. The three theological virtues are Faith, Hope and Charity. The four cardinal virtues – Justice, Fortitude, Temperance and Prudence – were identified in Classical antiquity as the basic virtues upon which all others hinge. Bruegel depicts the Virtues as female figures with attributes. In ‘Faith’, a large congregation listens to a sermon while the sacraments are administered.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication

  • Provenance

    Private Collection, United States of America

    Swann Auction Galleries, New York/New York/United States of America, Purchased by the AGNSW from Swann Auction Galleries, 29 April 2014, 'Old Master Through Modern Prints' lot.56

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