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Temperance

Temperantia

about 1560
After Pieter Bruegel, the Elder (Netherlandish, about 1525–1569), Published by Hieronymus Cock (Netherlandish, 1510–1570)


Catalogue Raisonné

Hollstein (Dutch and Flemish), vol. III, 138; Van Bastelaer 138

Dimensions

Platemark: 22.5 x 29 cm (8 7/8 x 11 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

30.1078.7

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

In plate, beneath the figure of Temperance, lower center: TEMPERANTIA; lower right: BRUEGEL; in plate, in margin below image. lower left to right: VIDENCVM VT NEC VOLVPTATI DEDITI PRODIGI ET LVXVRIOSI/APPAREAMVS, NEC AVAR TENACITATI SORDIDI AVT OBSCVRI EXISTAMVS

Signed

Not signed

Markings

Verso, MFA stamp with old accession number in graphite: 31999/7/7; in graphite: c. 19787 [Colnaghi inventory number]; Van Bast. 138; 28

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