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Envy

Invidia

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 130

Dimensions

Sheet: 22.6 x 30 cm (8 7/8 x 11 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

64.716

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

In plate, within image, below the figure of envy: INVIDIA.; in lower margin: INVIDIA HORRENDVM MONSTRVM, SÆVISSIMA PESTIS. [Envy is a monster to be feared, and a most severe plague]/Een onsterffelÿcke doot es nÿt / en wreede peste Een beest die haer seluen eet / met valschen moleste [Envy is an eternal death and a terrible plague, a beast which devours itself with false troubles]

Signed

Signed within image, lower left: brueghel.Inuet; cock.excud.cum priuil.; right of lower center: P/AVE [monogram]

Markings

Watermark [not identified]; MFA stamp with accession number in graphite: 64.716

Provenance

March 10 and 12, 1964, sale at Sotheby's, London; purchased from that sale by P. &. D. Colnaghi & Co. (dealers), London, for the MFA. (Accession Date: May 13, 1964)

Credit Line

Katherine E. Bullard Fund in memory of Francis Bullard