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Fortitude (Fortitudo; from The Seven Cardinal Virtues series)

Inscription

in plate, beneath the figure of Fortitude, lower center: FORTITVDO; lower left: COCK EXC; lower right: BRVEGEL INVENTOR; in plate, in margin below image, lower left to right: ANIMVM VINCERE, IRACVNDIAM COHIBERE CAETERAQ VITIA ETAFFECTVS/COHIBERE VERA FORTITVDO EST.

Signed

not signed

Marks

watermark (not identified); verso, MFA stamp with old accession number in graphite: 3199/6/7; in graphite: C. 19787 [Colnaghi inventory number]; Van Bast: 137

Provenance

Acquired by the MFA July, 1930

Credit Line

Maria Antoinette Evans Fund

about 1560

Catalogue Raisonné

Van Bastelaer 137 [?state]

Dimensions

Sheet: 22 x 28.8 cm (8 11/16 x 11 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

30.1078.6

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