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Allegorical Representation with Faith, a Crowned Woman and History, 1751

  • etching, paper
  • 181 x 133 mm
  • Inv. 2014-KR

Public Domain

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The personification of Faith with cross and gospel sits next to a crowned woman holding a monstrance. Near them, Superstition sits on its back, with owl on its head and a censer in its hand. On the right, History writes the history of the popes. In the background on the right a round church building, on the left Christians are tortured and put to death. Faith is shone upon from a cloud by Hope with anchor and a woman with heart with cross in hand. The print was used as the title print for Archibald Bower, Historie der Pausen (Amsterdam: 1752).


Jan Caspar Philips RKD
Germany ca. 1680 - 1700 - Amsterdam 1775

Kornelis van Tongerlo
Amsterdam ca. 1750 - 1770

Title Allegorical Representation with Faith, a Crowned Woman and History
Date 1751
Period 18th century
Location Amsterdam TGN
Medium and support etching AAT
Signatures, inscriptions, and markings printed inscription in the representation, bottom left: PX; A; O(mega)
printed inscription bottom right, outside the depiction: Historie der Pausen, Socrates Sozomenus, Origines, Concilia, Eusebius, Irenoeus, Baronius
printed inscription outside the depiction, bottom left: J.C. Philips del.
printed inscription outside the depiction, centre below: t' Amsterdam by Kornelis van Tongerlo, 1752.
printed inscription bottom right, outside the depiction: et fecit, 1751.
stamps (tools) reverse, centre below: Stad Gent / Museum voor Schone Kunsten
Collection print room
Object type etching AAT
Inventory number 2014-KR
Acquisition credit unknown
Current whereabouts Work currently not on display
IIIF Manifest
Art & Architecture Thesaurus 300189808 figures (representations) AAT
300055874 religious symbolism AAT
300015571 cityscapes (representations) AAT
Keywords Iconclass 11M31 Faith, 'Fides'; 'Fede', 'Fede catholica', 'Fede christiana', 'Fede christiana catholica' (Ripa) ~ one of the Three Theological Virtues Iconclass
11N4 Unbelief, 'Infidelitas' Iconclass
11P3111 pope Iconclass
11P31111 insignia of the pope, e.g. tiara Iconclass
11Q1 conversion and belief Iconclass
11Q712 church (exterior) Iconclass
13 magic, supernaturalism, occultism Iconclass
13G superstition, popular belief Iconclass
13G0 'Superstitione' (Ripa) Iconclass
25I5 landscape with tower or castle Iconclass
31A72 female sex; woman Iconclass
31AA235 sitting figure - AA - female human figure Iconclass
44B191 crown (symbol of sovereignty) Iconclass
44G33 torture Iconclass
5(+1) Abstract Ideas and Concepts (+ personification) Iconclass
5(+11) Abstract Ideas and Concepts (+ abstract concept represented by female figure) Iconclass
56D1 Hope; 'Speranza', 'Speranza delle fatiche' (Ripa) Iconclass
56D2 Trust Iconclass
6 History Iconclass
School / Style Baroque AAT
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