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Hope

Inscription

in plate: SPES; in rectangular space below main image: Spe salvi facti sumus. Spes autem quæ videtur non est spes./Nam quod videt quis: Sperat? Rom.8./2

Signed

in cartouche: Io. Strad. inv./Hier. Wirix Sculp./Phls Galle. exc.

Marks

recto, upper left: 3; lower left, in graphite: 13689; verso, collector's mark in black: [Franz Jozef von Enzenberg; Lugt 845]; collector's mark in red: H.F.S. [Henry F. Sewall; Lugt 1309]; MFA stamp with accession number in ink: 6969; in graphite: 1369

Provenance

Franz Jozef von Enzenberg (1802-1879, Innsbruck); Henry F. Sewall (1816-1896, New York); from whom purchased by the MFA November 1897

Credit Line

Harvey D. Parker Collection

Catalogue Raisonné

Alvin 1369; Mauquoy-Hendrickx 1366

Accession Number

P6969

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