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Monday 18 March 2019

Marcantonio Raimondi's engraving, "Faith", c1519

Marcantonio Raimondi (1470/1482–1527/1534)

“Faith” (TIB title) (aka "Woman as personification of Hope (Fides) with eyes stored upwards“ [Rijksmusuem title]), c1519 (1510–27), plate 2 from the series “The Seven Virtues”, possibly after Raphael (see Rijksmuseum RP-P-OB-11.991).

Engraving on laid paper trimmed with a thread margin around the image borderline and backed with a support sheet.
Size: (sheet) 21.9 x 10.7 cm
Inscribed on plate: (left) “2”; (right) [monogram of the artist] “MAF”.

TIB 27(14).387(294) (Konrad Oberhuber [ed.] 1978, “The Illustrated Bartsch: The Works of Marcantonio Raimondi and of His School”, vol. 27, New York, Abaris Books, p. 79); Bartsch XIV.294.387; Delaborde 1887, no.145 (Henri [François] Delaborde 1887, “Marc Antonio Raimondi étude historique et critique, suivie d'un catalogue raisonné des ouevres du maitre”, Paris, p. 187, cat. no. 145).

See the description of this print offered by the Rijksmuseum:
and the Metropolitan Museum of Art:

Condition: crisp impression trimmed with thread margins around the image borderline and laid upon an archival support sheet of millennium quality washi paper. The sheet is in excellent condition for its considerable age (i.e. there are no tears, holes, folds, stains, or foxing).

I am selling this exceptionally rare engraving by Raimondi showing one of the Three Theological Virtues executed within a few years of Leonardo completing his “Mona Lisa” (La Gioconda) and well before Michelangelo even started on his “Last Judgement”, for AU387 (currently US$275.03/EUR242.11/GBP207.49 at the time of posting this listing) including postage and handling to anywhere in the world (but not, of course, any import duties/taxes imposed by some countries).

If you are interested in purchasing this personification of the virtue of faith, please contact me ( and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.

This print has been sold

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