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  • Museum number

    1953,0411.114

  • Description

    Superbia (Pride); a 'mirror of vice' with the 'mother of all evil', whole-length, in fine attire holding a mirror besides a peacock; the dress forms a separate flap and may be lifted revealing the skeleton underneath and a representation of the temptation of Adam and Eve by satan disguised as a snake; with a decorative surround (310.00 x 250.00 mm) with six allegorical figures of the deadly sins, after Hendrick Goltzius
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  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1600 (circa)
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 190 millimetres
    • Width: 140 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered above with two columns of text, each two lines "Hoeffart ein Matter ... seine kindt". Lettered below in three columns "Einn jder mensch ... mangel sein" and with the address in lower right corner "Peter Overradt excud". The surround is lettered in a cartouche above "COGNITO PECCATORUM UTILIS / POENAM TAMEN TOLLERE NEQUIT" (The knowledge of sin is useful, but cannot rescind the punishment) and below in four lines of German "Der Sündn ... nicht entgehn". The allegorical figures are labelled "GULA", "AVARITIA", "LUXURI / A", "INVIDIA", "IRA" and "PIGRITIA".
  • Curator's comments

    For comment see 1953,0411.113.

  • Bibliography

    • New Hollstein (Dutch & Flemish) 484-490 (Hendrick Goltzius; Prints after inventions by Goltzius; copy b) bibliographic details
    • Hollstein 8 (C. Goltzius) bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (D+F XVIc Mounted Roy)

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1953

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1953,0411.114

Superbia (Pride); a 'mirror of vice' with the 'mother of all evil', WL, in fine attire holding a mirror besides a peacock; the dress forms a separate flap and may be lifted revealing the skeleton underneath and a representation of the temptation of Adam and Eve by satan disguised as a snake; with a decorative surround (310.00 x 250.00 mm) with six allegorical figures of the deadly sins  Engraving

Superbia (Pride); a 'mirror of vice' with the 'mother of all evil', WL, in fine attire holding a mirror besides a peacock; the dress forms a separate flap and may be lifted revealing the skeleton underneath and a representation of the temptation of Adam and Eve by satan disguised as a snake; with a decorative surround (310.00 x 250.00 mm) with six allegorical figures of the deadly sins Engraving

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