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Maerten de Vos (Antwerp 1532-1603)
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Maerten de Vos (Antwerp 1532-1603)

The Theological and Cardinal Virtues with Wisdom: Hope, Faith, Charity, Fortitude, Temperance, Liberality, Justice and Sapientia

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Maerten de Vos (Antwerp 1532-1603)
The Theological and Cardinal Virtues with Wisdom: Hope, Faith, Charity, Fortitude, Temperance, Liberality, Justice and Sapientia
signed 'M. De Vos' and inscribed with names of the Virtues in Flemish with English inscriptions translating them beneath: 'Hope', 'Faith', 'Charity', 'Fortitude', 'Temperance' and 'Justice' (on the mount)
pen and brown ink, brown wash, on two joined sheets
2½ x 9½ in. (6.2 x 24.1 cm.)
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Lot Essay

The presentation of the allegorical figures in niches is similar to that in another series of moralistic prints by de Vos (Hollstein 1165-1168), while the Virtues reappear as the subjects of another print series (Hollstein 1169-1175).

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