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Temperance (Temperantia; from The Seven Cardinal Virtues series)

Inscription

in plate, beneath the figure of Temperance, lower center: TEMPERANTIA; lower right: BRUEGEL; in plate, in margin below image. lower left to right: VIDENCVM VT NEC VOLVPTATI DEDITI PRODIGI ET LVXVRIOSI/APPAREAMVS, NEC AVAR TENACITATI SORDIDI AVT OBSCVRI EXISTAMVS

Signed

not signed

Marks

verso, MFA stamp with old accession number in graphite: 31999/7/7; in graphite: c. 19787 [Colnaghi inventory number]; Van Bast. 138; 28

Provenance

Acquired by the MFA July 1, 1930

Credit Line

Maria Antoinette Evans Fund

about 1560

Catalogue Raisonné

Van Bastelaer 138

Dimensions

Platemark: 22.5 x 29 cm (8 7/8 x 11 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

30.1078.7

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