Lust

Luxuria

about 1558
Engraved by Pieter van der Heyden (Netherlandish, 1525–1569), After Pieter Bruegel, the Elder (Netherlandish, about 1525–1569), Published by Hieronymus Cock (Netherlandish, 1510–1570)


Catalogue Raisonné

Van Bastelaer 131

Dimensions

Sheet: 22.7 x 30.2 cm (8 15/16 x 11 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

64.717

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

In plate, beneath figure of Lust: LVXVRIA.; in margin below image: LVXVRIA ENERVAT VIRES, EFFOEMINAT ARTVS. [Lust enervates the strength, weakens the limbs]/Luxurÿe stinckt / Sÿ is vol onsuuerheden Sÿ breeckt die Crachten / en Sÿ swackt die leden [Lechery stinks, it is dirty. It breaks (man's) powere and weakens limbs]

Signed

in plate, within image, lower left: bruegel. Inuentor./H.Cock. excu.cu.priui; lower center: P/.AVE. [monogram]

Markings

Watermark [not identified]; MFA stamp with accession number in graphite: 64.717

Credit Line

Katherine E. Bullard Fund in memory of Francis Bullard