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Title:: Fortune & the Four Theological Virtues - Printer's Device of Robert Foüet Year:: 1608
Artist: Gaultier, Leonard After:  
Medium: engraving Provenance:
Period: French 17th Century School/Style:
Catalogs: Bibliothèque National Inventaire 341;
Price: $400.00
Description: Very fine impression of this small but complex engraving set on the full title page of the book by Gerauld de Maynard (which deals with questions of written law in France) on thin laid paper; some foxing outside the engraving itself. This usage of the engraving is earlier than any of the examples in the B. N. (1610, 1617 and later), which accounts for the fine quality of the impression. The fourth virtue added here to the three theological virtues of faith, hope and charity, is justice, most appropriate for this book. Gaultier was a superb engraver.