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Pieter Bruegel (I)

Temperance, 1560 gedateerd
Rotterdam, , inv./cat.nr. MB 331
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Object information
Object category
drawing
Physical connection
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
Support/medium
paper, pen in brown ink, indented
Shape/dimensions
rectangle (landscape format) 225 x 295 mm
Signature/inscription
Information about the signature, dating, inscription or any other mark on the front or back of the art work
  • signed lower left: BRUEGEL
  • dated lower right: 1560
    on a slate tablet
  • inscription lower center: TEMPORANCIA
    on the hem of the woman's garment
  • inscription bottom (positional attribute): Videndum ut nec voluptati deditii prodigi et Luxuriosi appareamus nec avara tenacitati sordidi aut obscuri existamus
    translation: "We must look to it that, in the devotion to sensueal pleasures, we do not become wasteful and luxuriant, but also that we do not, because of miserly greed, live in filth and ignorance"
Current attribution
Pieter Bruegel (I)
Date
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dated 1560 (1560)
Artistically related
Artistically related to other work
Such as a preparatory studie, comparable composition, other version, or copy of the artwork in this record.
Provenance
Exhibitions and literature
Documentation
Entered on: 2015-05-06; Last modification: 2015-05-07

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