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The Seven Capital Sins

Thought to be by Cornelis Galle, Sr. (Netherlandish, 1576–1650)


Catalogue Raisonné

Alvin 1296; Mauquoy-Hendrickx 1372 (I)

Dimensions

Sheet: 18.7 x 13.6 cm (7 3/8 x 5 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

P6953

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

in plate, in heart: VII/PECCATORUM CAPITA=/LIVM IMAGINES ELE=/GANTISSIMÈ A PHILIP./GALLAEO DEPICTAE/ET AERI INCISAE./Ecce omnes animae, meae sunt:/vt anima patris, ita et ani=/ma filij, mea est. Anima/quae peccaverit, ipsa/morietur./Ezech.18.; below, in box: Vitiorum commodum in praesenti: virtutum in futuro.

Signed

not signed

Markings

verso, collector's stamp in red: H.F.S. [Henry F. Sewall; Lugt 1309]; MFA stamp with accession number in ink: 6953

Provenance

Henry F. Sewall (1816-1896, New York); from whom purchased by the MFA November 1897

Credit Line

Harvey D. Parker Collection—Harvey Drury Parker Fund