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The Vices / Envy

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    E,4.381

  • Title (object)

    • Envy

    Title (series)

    • The Vices
  • Description

    Seated on a porcupine; the escutcheon with a scorpion, the crest a bat, on the flag two intertwined snakes; from a series of whole-length female personifications of the vices riding animals and with their respective attributes on banners and shields. 1552
    Engraving

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1552
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 102 millimetres
    • Width: 62 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Signed with monogram and dated at upper left.
        Lettered in lower margin: 'Sqalida livoris facies pallore voracis Sat genus interi, detegit omne mali'
  • Curator's comments

    BM has a complete set of the series.

  • Bibliography

    • New Hollstein (German) 125 (Aldegrever) bibliographic details
    • Bartsch VIII.401.125 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (German Post-binder Small)

  • Subjects

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    E,4.381

Seated on a porcupine; the escutcheon with a scorpion, the crest a bat, on the flag two intertwined snakes; from a series of WL female personifications of the vices riding animals and with their respective attributes on banners and shields.  1552  Engravi

Seated on a porcupine; the escutcheon with a scorpion, the crest a bat, on the flag two intertwined snakes; from a series of WL female personifications of the vices riding animals and with their respective attributes on banners and shields. 1552 Engravi

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