Virtue v. Vice (Virtutis et Vitii Lucta)

Pieter de Bailliu (1613-1660), Virtutis et Vitii Lucta, etching and drypoint, circa 1650, after a drawing by Peter van Lint (1609-1690). In fair/passable condition, the paper darkened brown; slight discoloration at top margin due to hinging, with margins, 5 1/2 x 6 1/4 inches. With the engraver and painter’s names in the plate below the Latin text.

Watermark: Strasbourg Lily (?)

A good impression of this rather rarely encountered print.

An impression is in the Albertina (H/11/40/64).

This is an allegory of combat between the Putto Satyr and a child representing virtue.