Justice

Justitia

about 1559
After Pieter Bruegel, the Elder (Netherlandish, about 1525–1569), Published by Hieronymus Cock (Netherlandish, 1510–1570)


Catalogue Raisonné

Hollstein (Dutch and Flemish), vol. III, 135; Van Bastelaer 135

Dimensions

Other (engraved border): 22.2 x 29 cm (8 3/4 x 11 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

30.1078.4

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

In plate, beneath the figure of Justice, lower center: IUSTICIA; in plate, in margin below image, lower left to right: SCOPVS LEGIS EST, AVT VT QVE PVNIT EMENDET, AVT POENA/EIVS CAETEROS MELIORES REDDET AVT SVBLATIS MALIS CAETERI SECVRIORES VIVAT.

Signed

Not signed

Markings

Watermark [not identified]; verso, MFA stamp with old accession number in graphite: 3199/4/7; in graphite: 2; c. 19787 [Colnaghi inventory number]; Van Bast 135; 31

Provenance

May, 1930, C.G. Boerner sale, Leipzig (lot 174); May, 1930, purchased from that sale through Colnaghi (London dealer) by the MFA.

Credit Line

Maria Antoinette Evans Fund