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Everyman

Elck

about 1558
Attributed to 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 152

Dimensions

Platemark: 23.1 x 29.6 cm (9 1/8 x 11 5/8 in.) Sheet: 25 x 31.4 cm (9 13/16 x 12 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

1977.3

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

In plate, inscribed within image, at lower right: H.COCK.EXCVD.CVM.PRIVILEG
At upper right, in the hems of five foreground figures and beneath men with lanterns: ELCK [Everyman]
At upper left, below picture: NIEMA[N]T.EN.KENT.HE[M].SELV[N] [Nobody knows himself]; On bag at center: NEMO NON [not no one]
In lower margin, at lower left: Nemo non quærit passim sua commoda, Nemo/Non qu[a]erit sese' cunctis in rebus agendis
At lower right: Nemo non inhiat priuatis undique lucris,/ Hic trahit, ille trahit, cunctis amor unus habendi est. [No one does seek his own advantage everywhere, no one doen not seek himself in all that he does, no one does not look everywhere for private gain. This one pulls, that one pulls, all have the same love of possession.]

Signed

Within image, at lower right: H.COCK.EXCVD.CVM.PRIVILEG

Markings

No watermark; verso, MFA stamp with accession number in graphite: 1977.3; in graphite: OSG+K145-; DTMK11KH; Hollst. 152; 1/11

Provenance

January 12, 1977, purchased from David Tunick (dealer), NY, by the MFA.

Credit Line

Katherine E. Bullard Fund in memory of Francis Bullard