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Series: The Seven Deadly Sins
Greed. An allegorical figure of a seated woman in centre foreground with coins in her lap and chests and sacks of coins all around her; near her feet crouches a toad, her attribute; behind her a pawnshop with a pair of scissors jutting out from its wall, from which dangles a naked figure; in the background several fantastical and demonic structures and vignettes; first state with address of Hieronymus Cock; after Pieter Bruegel the Elder. 1558
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Height: 223 millimetres
Width: 290 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- This is one of a series of seven, for comment see 1880,0710.641. For another impression see 1865,0114.764.
Preparatory drawing in the British Museum (1920,0216.1), signed and dated 1556, making this the first composition of the series.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2003/4 July-Jan, Manchester, The Lowry, The Impossible View, no.1
2004 Jan-April, London, National Gallery, 'Bosch and Bruegel:...'
2012/13, Oct-Feb, Malaga, Museo Picasso Malaga, 'The Grotesque Factor'
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