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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


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.


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


Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


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


Referenced in 1 publication

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