Description Around the sides of the "drum" case of this table clock are engraved personifications of the ancient cardinal (philosophical) virtues of Temperance, Fortitude, Prudence, and Justice, and two of the theological virtues, Faith and Charity. Only Hope is missing. The case of this clock was personalized for its owner by the addition on the base of an engraved coat of arms (possibly the Strozzi arms of crescent moons quartered with unidentified arms) and the motto SEMPER, Latin for "forever."
|7/26/1982||Loan Consideration||examined for loan|
|6/01/1987||Examination||examined for condition|
- Undercover Stories in Art. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1980.
- French Clocks in North American Collections. The Frick Collection, New York. 1982-1983.
Provenance George Robinson Harding, London, by purchase; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1911, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Transcription] SEMPER; [Translation] forever
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1911
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