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Faith (Fides; from The Seven Virtues series)

Inscription

in plate, beneath the figure of Faith, lower center: FIDES; lower left: Cock exc; lower right: Brugel Inu; in margin below image, lower left to right: FIDES MAXIME A NOBIS CONSERVANDA EST PRAECIPVE IN RELIGIONEM,/QVIA DEVS PRIOR ET POTENTIOR EST QVAM HOMO.

Signed

not signed

Marks

verso, MFA stamp with the old accession number in graphite: 31999/1/7; in graphite: c. 19787 [Colnaghi inventory number]; Van Bast 132 I; 29

Provenance

Acquired by the MFA July, 1930

Credit Line

Maria Antoinette Evans Fund

about 1559

Catalogue Raisonné

Van Bastelaer 132

Accession Number

30.1078.1

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