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Lust (Luxuria; from the series The Seven Deadly Sins, or The Vices)

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Inscription

in plate, beneath figure of Lust: LVXVRIA.; in margin below image: LVXVRIA ENERVAT VIRES, EFFOEMINAT ARTVS. [Lust enervates the strength, weakens the limbs]/Luxurÿe stinckt / Sÿ is vol onsuuerheden Sÿ breeckt die Crachten / en Sÿ swackt die leden [Lechery stinks, it is dirty. It breaks (man's) powere and weakens limbs]

Signed

in plate, within image, lower left: bruegel. Inuentor./H.Cock. excu.cu.priui; lower center: P/.AVE. [monogram]

Marks

watermark [not identified]; MFA stamp with accession number in graphite: 64.717

Credit Line

Katherine E. Bullard Fund in memory of Francis Bullard

about 1558

Catalogue Raisonné

Van Bastelaer 131

Dimensions

Sheet: 22.7 x 30.2 cm (8 15/16 x 11 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

64.717

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