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Oil on copper painting; Personification of Hope. Italian, mid 17th century.

An oil on copper painting depicting a personification of hope after an engraving by Francesco Villamena (1564 - 1624).

Italian, mid 17th century.

The painting measures 22 x 17cm and 43.5 x 38.5cm in its later ebonised frame.

Part of a series of the Virtues by Francesco Villamena (1564 - 1624). The complete series of virtues were created for a book in honour of the funeral of Pope Sixtus V. "La pompa funerale" originated and were published in Stamperia Vaticana. The six virtues were also published individually.

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