Fides (Faith)
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pen and brown ink, contours incised

Signed at lower left: BRUEGEL 1559; inscribed at lower centre: FIDES; at upper centre, on the top of the crucifix: INRI [in reverse]; in the margin in sepia ink by a different hand: fides maxime a nobis conservanda est praecipue in religionem, quia deus prior et potentior est quam homo [Above all we must keep faith, particulary in respect to religion, for God comes before all, and is mightier than man]
29.5 cm x 22.5 cm

Preparatory drawing for the engraving 'Faith'.

CC BY (Creative Commons 4.0)

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