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Hope, plate 39 from Genii and Virtues

A work made of engraving on paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of engraving on paper.

Date:

c. 1465

Artist:

Master of the E-Series Tarocchi
Italian, active c. 1465

About this artwork

Hope is part of a 50-card set known as the Tarocchi, which were not tarot cards but which probably served a didactic purpose as a memory game. The Tarocchi are sometimes found bound as books, reinforcing their educational purpose. The images on the cards illustrate hierarchies in society and philosophy and are divided among five ascending categories: Ranks and Conditions of Men, Apollo and the Muses, Arts and Sciences, Genii and Virtues, and Planets and Spheres. Hope and Faith, are consecutive prints in the sequence of virtues. Albrecht Dürer, among other Renaissance artists, drew copies after these very engravings.

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Artist

Master of the E-Series Tarocchi

Title

Hope, plate 39 from Genii and Virtues

Origin

Italy

Date

1460–1470

Medium

Engraving on paper

Dimensions

178 × 101 mm (plate); 184 × 105 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Potter Palmer, Jr.

Reference Number

1924.39.19

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