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Envy (Invidia, from the series The Seven Deadly Sins, or The Vices)

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

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

Marks

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

Credit Line

Katherine E. Bullard Fund in memory of Francis Bullard

about 1558

Catalogue Raisonné

Van Bastelaer 130

Accession Number

64.716

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