Pieter Bruegel (I)

Justice, 1559 gedateeerd
Brussels, Koninklijke Bibliotheek van België, [..]
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Reference in ‘composite artworks’: artworks that are/were connected, such as alterpieces, decorative pieces incorporated in panelling, and works of art that were intended to be displayed together, such as pendants and series.

part of a series

The seven virtues
paper, pen in grey-brown ink, indented
rectangle (landscape) 224 x 295 mm
Information about the signature, dating, inscription or any other mark on the front or back of the art work
  • signed and dated lower left: 1559 BRUEGEL
  • inscription lower center: IUSTICIA
  • inscription below: Scopus legis est aut ut eum quem punit emendet aut poena eius caeteros meliores reddet aut sublatis malis ceteri / securiores vivant.
    translation: "The aim of law is eather to correct him who is punished, or to improve the other by his example, or to provide that the population live more securely by removing wrongdoers"
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Pieter Bruegel (I)
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dated 1559 (1559)
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Entered on: 2015-05-06; Last modification: 2015-11-27


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