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Prudence (Prudentia, from The Seven Cardinal Virtues series)

Inscription

in plate, beneath the figure of Prudence, lower center: PRVDENT; left of center: H. cock excu; lower right: Bruegel Inuentor; in plate, in margin below image, lower left to right: SI PRVDENS ESSE CVPIS, IN FVTVRVM PROSPECTVM OSTENDE, ET/QVAE POSSVNT CONTINGERE, ANIMO TVO CVNCTA PROPONE

Signed

not signed

Marks

watermark (not identified); verso, MFA stamp with old accession number in graphite: 31999/5/7; in graphite: c. 19787 [Colnaghi inventory number]; Van Bast 1336; 33

Provenance

Acquired by the MFA July, 1930

Credit Line

Maria Antoinette Evans Fund

about 1559

Catalogue Raisonné

Van Bastelaer 136 [?state]

Dimensions

Other (engraved border): 22.4 x 29.7 cm (8 13/16 x 11 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

30.1078.5

Medium or Technique

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