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Everyman (Elck)

Inscription

in plate, inscribed within image, lower right: H.COCK.EXCVD.CVM.PRIVILEG; in the hems of five foreground figures and beneath men with lanterns upper right: ELCK [Everyman]; below picture at upper left: NIEMA[N]T.EN.KENT.HE[M].SELV[N] [Nobody knows himself]; on bag at center: NEMO NON [not no one]; in lower margin, lower left: Nemo non quærit passim sua commoda, Nemo/Non qu[a]erit sese' cunctis in rebus agendis; 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, lower right: H.COCK.EXCVD.CVM.PRIVILEG

Marks

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

Credit Line

Katherine E. Bullard Fund in memory of Francis Bullard

about 1558

Catalogue Raisonné

Van Bastelaer 152

Accession Number

1977.3

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