Sloth

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ca. 1525-1569

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ca. 1530-after 1572

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ca. 1510-1570

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Desidia

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1558

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225 x 292 mm

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Engraving by Pieter van der Heyden.

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Engraver's monogram lower centre. Inscribed lower left: brueghel. Inuentor.; lower right: H. Cock. excud. cum priuileg. 1558; underneath the allegorical figure: DESIDIA; on lower margin, in Latin: SEGNITIES ROBVR FRANGIT, LONGA OCIA NERVOS (Sluggishness breaks strength, long idleness ruins vigour), and in Flemish: Traechheyt maeckt machteloos en verdroocht Die senuwen dat de mensch niewers toe en doocht (Sloth takes away all strength and dries out the nerves until man is good for nothing).

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