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Fortune Favors Ignorance and Repels Virtue, after a lost painting
Fortune Favors Ignorance and Repels Virtue, after a lost painting
Date:
1672
Location:
Not on display
Century:
Media:
Etching
Dimensions:
Image: 272 x 392 mm (10 11/16 x 15 7/16 in.)
Department:
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
Europe
Provenance:

Provenance:
Christopher Mendez 1976;
LL verso: M.S. Sopher Sopher (cat. 23);
Sopher 17th c. catalogue no. 23

Accession Number:
1986.1.346
Acquisition Date:
1986-12-01
Credit Line:

Mr. and Mrs. Marcus Sopher Collection

Exhibition History:

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, "Italian Etchers of the Renaissance and Baroque", 24 Jan - 26 Nov 1989.

A blind woman, seated and cuddling an ass, is showered with riches by Fortune, holding a cornucopia. She is surrounded by children who play with sheets of music while kneeling in a painter's palette, while a bearded man is restarained by an old woman with serpent hair.