Requires Photography

Justice

1550s
Léon Davent (French, active about 1540–1556)


Catalogue Raisonné

Zerner L. D. 85 bis, II

Dimensions

29.5 x 31 cm (11 5/8 x 12 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

1996.253

Medium or Technique

Etching and Engraving after Luca Penni (1500-1556) cream, medium weight, slightly textured paper

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Frontispiece to the Seven Deadly Sins. Chained to Justice’s belt are personifications of the seven deadly sins: lust (torch) gluttony (meat and drink), avarice (moneybags), anger (dagger), envy (snake), sloth (handless) and pride (mirror). The seven prints in the series, Zerner L. D. 86-92, treat these subjects. Made when Davent and Penni were in Paris in the 1550s; see The French Renaissance in Prints (UCLA, 1994), pp. 468-9

Markings

PDP Watermark Type: fragment (crowned coat-of-arms?)

Credit Line

Fund in memory of Horatio Greenough Curtis