(Netherlands 1537 – 1612)
(Flanders circa 1525-1530 – 09 Sep 1569)
- Not on display
- Further information
Throughout his career Bruegel provided original drawings to the famous Antwerp publisher Hieronymous Cock to serve as direct models for engravings. This print comes from the series on the Seven Virtues. The three theological virtues are Faith, Hope and Charity. The four cardinal virtues – Justice, Fortitude, Temperance and Prudence – were identified in Classical antiquity as the basic virtues upon which all others hinge. Bruegel depicts the Virtues as female figures with attributes. In ‘Faith’, a large congregation listens to a sermon while the sacraments are administered.
- circa 1559
- 23.1 x 29.2 cm trimmed to platemark
- Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
- Tony Gilbert Bequest Fund 2014
- Accession number
- Private Collection, United States of America
Swann Auction Galleries, New York/New York/United States of America, Purchased by the AGNSW from Swann Auction Galleries, 29 April 2014, 'Old Master Through Modern Prints' lot.56