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Series: The Seaven deadly Sins
Title-plate: a man in fashionable dress standing next to a peacock holding a roundel with the title in his hand. c.1640
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Height: 149 millimetres
Width: 91 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- (Text from A.Griffiths, 'The Print in Stuart Britain', BM 1998, cat.65)
The first from a set of seven plates of the Seven Deadly Sins, exemplified as full-length men standing against landscape backgrounds with their attributes. The Huntington Library has a sheet with all seven plates printed on it together (Shelfmark 479697; information from Malcolm Jones).
Goddard's prints were pirated from a set by Abraham Bosse, 'Le Jardin de la Noblesse Française', published by Langlois in France in 1629 (see A.Blum, 'L'Oeuvre gravé d'Abraham Bosse', Paris 1924, nos.28-45). Bosse's set was intended simply as fashion plates, showing eighteen French cavaliers dressed in the height of fashion. Goddard uncharitably selected seven of them and added appropriate attributes to represent the Deadly Sins. This set is more likely to belong to the 1630s than the 1640s.
Jenner's address replaces that of an earlier publisher, whose name unfortunately is not legible. The set is listed in Jenner's advertisement of 1662, and must have been very popular to judge from the considerable wear visible on these impressions.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2000 Jan-Mar, Ipswich, Christchurch Mansion, Printmaking in Stuart Britain
2000 May-Jul, Bristol, City Mus and AG, Printmaking in Stuart Britain
2000 Oct-Dec, Lancaster, Peter Scott Gallery, Printmaking in Stuart Britain
2000/1 Dec-Feb, Banff, Duff House, Printmaking in Stuart Britain
2001 Feb-May, Cardiff, National Mus, Printmaking in Stuart Britain
2014 May-Sep, Norwich Castle Museum, 'The Wonder of Birds'
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