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Justice (Justitia; from the The Seven Cardinal Virtues series)

Inscription

in plate, beneath the figure of Justice, lower center: IUSTICIA; in plate, in margin below image, lower left to right: SCOPVS LEGIS EST, AVT VT QVE PVNIT EMENDET, AVT POENA/EIVS CAETEROS MELIORES REDDET AVT SVBLATIS MALIS CAETERI SECVRIORES VIVAT.

Signed

not signed

Marks

watermark [not identified]; verso, MFA stamp with old accession number in graphite: 3199/4/7; in graphite: 2; c. 19787 [Colnaghi inventory number]; Van Bast 135; 31

Provenance

Acquired by the MFA July, 1930

Credit Line

Maria Antoinette Evans Fund

about 1559

Catalogue Raisonné

Van Bastelaer 135

Dimensions

Other (engraved border): 22.2 x 29 cm (8 3/4 x 11 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

30.1078.4

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