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22 results filtered with: Virtues
  • A woman being bled by one man while another holds her arm, two dogs lap up her blood; representing France in the grip of Louis XIV and Cardinal Richelieu, while the financiers drain her resources. Engraving.
  • A surgery where all fantasy and follies are purged and good qualities are prescribed. Line engraving by E. de Boulonnois, 16--.
  • A young woman with a broken pillar; representing fortitude. Etching, 16--.
  • A tree bearing fruit labelled with virtues; representing the life of the Christian. Coloured etching by J. Couse, c. 1780, after J. Bakewell.
  • A man with papers in his hand looks questioningly at a young woman (Pamela) who turns her face away. Engraving by C. Warren, 1801, after R. Corbould.
  • Innocence attacked from four corners by "Iudex", "Persequutiō", "Avaritia" and "Invidia"; Justice looks down from above. Etching by C. Murer after himself, c. 1600-1614.
  • A man harrassed by personifications of greed, guilt, credulity, jealousy, sadness and pride. Engraving by P. Galle, ca 1563.
  • A woman with two serpents holding her finger to her lips; representing prudence. Etching, 16--.
  • A young woman, perhaps Prudentia, warns an alchemist of the dangers of abusing fire: in the background fires rage in buildings and mines. Oil painting after Marten de Vos.
  • A woman pouring wine from a jug into a goblet; representing the virtue of temperance. Etching, 16--.
  • A woman being bled by one man while another holds her arm, two dogs lap up her blood; representing France in the grip of Louis XIV and Cardinal Richelieu, while the financiers drain her resources. Engraving.
  • Allegorical figures hold up two scrolls, separated by a spider's web: one shows a straight line between "Charitas" and "Iustitia"; the other a crooked line between "Invidia" and "Avaritia". Etching by C. Murer after himself, c. 1600-1614.
  • A young woman, perhaps Prudentia, warns an alchemist of the dangers of abusing fire: in the background fires rage in buildings and mines. Engraving by C. de Passe after M. de Vos, 16th century.
  • A young woman, perhaps Prudentia, warns an alchemist of the dangers of abusing fire: in the background fires rage in buildings and mines. Engraving by C. de Passe after M. de Vos, 16th century.
  • A woman beleaguered by four enemies; representing Faith resisting Death, Schism, the World and the Devil. Engraving by Hieronymus Wierix after Maarten de Vos, 156-.
  • A surgery where all fantasy and follies are purged and good qualities are prescribed. Line engraving by E. de Boulonnois, 16--.
  • A woman with a sword and a balance; representing justice. Etching, 16--.
  • A tree bearing apples labelled with virtues; representing the life of Christian virtue. Coloured lithograph, 1870, after J. Bakewell, 1771.
  • A prophet points to a cross which is leaking water; representing faith, the 'fountain of life'. Etching by C. Murer after himself, c. 1600-1614.
  • A young woman, perhaps Prudentia, warns an alchemist of the dangers of abusing fire: in the background fires rage in buildings and mines. Oil painting after Marten de Vos.
  • A woman beleaguered by four enemies; representing Faith resisting Death, Schism, the World and the Devil. Engraving by Hieronymus Wierix after Maarten de Vos, 156-.
  • A surgery where all fantasy and follies are purged and good qualities are prescribed. Line engraving by M. Greuter, c. 1600.