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Faith plate 40 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.


c. 1465


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

About this artwork

Faith 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. Faith and Hope, are consecutive prints in the sequence of virtues. Albrecht Dürer, among other Renaissance artists, drew copies after these very engravings.


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Prints and Drawings


Master of the E-Series Tarocchi


Faith plate 40 from Genii and Virtues


Italy (Artist's nationality)




Engraving on paper


Sheet: 18.6 × 10.6 cm (7 3/8 × 4 3/16 in.); Plate: 18 × 10 cm (7 1/8 × 3 15/16 in.)

Credit Line

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

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